Perry told Teen Vogue, “There was a time when I was going to be involved in The Help. Just a small part, I wasn’t going to be Emma Stone or anything, but I couldn’t because the shooting schedule conflicted with the release of my record.”
“I was upset about that. I knew it was going to be an important film. Not that I need to do drama first, but I do want to do something that makes a strong impression.”
I personally got too involved in caring about the Academy Awards this year and was particularly perturbed by The Help, which was a fine movie but not award-winning material. (I didn’t think The Social Network was either)
Now you know, a film that cast Katy Perry in a role was nominated in all the prestigious categories. But so was Precious, and Mariah Carey was in that and she didn’t biff, so who knows.
I just don’t understand how the book, which was a suspenseful yet hopeful look at racism in the South, got turned into such a lighthearted Lifetime comedy.