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The Help Casting Call

by Erin Z. Bass

Last month we reported that author Kathryn Stockett’s Southern favorite, The Help, was hitting the big screen. Well, now it’s time for Mississippi locals to get their chance too.

This Saturday, June 19, moviemakers are holding an open casting call in Greenwood, Mississippi, where filming will begin in mid-July. Men and women of all ages are needed as extras in non-speaking parts, and producers are also looking for 3-year-old identical twin girls to play the part of Mae Mobley. According to the Mississippi Film Office, “Talkative children are great as this is a speaking role and the children will have lines in the film. Twins need to be identical as they will be playing one child.” No experience is necessary for any of the roles.

A second casting call will also be held in Jackson on June 26. Everyone attending must bring a recent snapshot no larger than 4×6 (not returnable) and a pen. If you can’t attend, you can still fill out “The Help Extras” form on the film office’s website.

To find out more about the movie, read our original story, “Help Hits Big Screen.”

Casting Call Dates & Locations

Saturday, June 19
Leflore County Civic Center
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
200 Hwy. 7 South
Greenwood, MS

Saturday, June 26
Woodland Hills Baptist Church
noon-4 p.m.
3327 Old Canton Road
Jackson, MS

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