Patrick Dempsey on Octavia Spencer in ‘The Help’

SAG Preview 2011: Actors on Actors

“For me, no performance in recent memory defines ‘scene-stealing’ more than Octavia’s portrayal of Minny. She enlivens every scene she’s in adding humor, vulnerability, feistiness and most of all humanity. She takes the audience on a journey through a lifetime of emotions. I heard Octavia say of this film that rather than it being a ‘feel-good’ movie, ‘The Help’ is a ‘feel-something’ movie. I would say that this is a ‘feel-everything’ movie guided largely by Octavia’s commitment and heart. I’m so proud of Octavia for her work in this film and so happy to be able to count myself as an early fan. It’s a special moment when such an incredible talent is revealed.”

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