Bryce Dallas Howard says she would not star in The Help if it was made today

By digital spy
Bryce Dallas Howard has revealed that if she were offered a role today, she would not be part of The Help.
The Jurassic World actress appeared in the film in 2011, which focuses on a white woman documenting the experiences of black girls in her city, and recently advised people not to watch the film if they wanted to find out about racist injustices.
After these comments, in which she admitted that the film was "a fictional story told from the perspective of a white character and created by mostly white storytellers," Howard was asked if she would make it today.
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"No," she definitely replied to the Los Angeles Times. "But what I'm going to say is what I've seen is that people have the courage to say that. 'With all due respect, I love this project, I don't think you could be the filmmaker.'
"It's a really powerful thing to say. It's an important stance to make room for the true authentic storytellers. ... There is a new freedom of expression in this transformation.
"I see from others - and I feel from myself - that it's less about worrying, insulting people, looking inside and saying, 'Why? What am I really afraid of and what reinforces that?' So I posted it and didn't look back. "
Aid recently became one of the most watched films on Netflix after the protests against Black Lives Matter, prompting Howard to comment first.
Related: Digital Spy Black Lives Matter Statement
In her last interview, she added: "Being near film sets, I know what's in a production, so when I watch a film, when I see the director's name, I know that she really, really were involved and it is largely their opinions and the opinion of the writer.
"The actors, I do not want to say that we are props - we can be more than props. But the final decision is not up to us. I know who has the power. And so it is at this time that stories play a crucial role our ability to play, empathize and be inspired to act.
"And the storytellers that we are now listening to and need to learn from - there is an extraordinary work that focuses on black characters by black creators."
Howard previously shared a number of films and shows to raise awareness of racial injustices, including Ava DuVernays 13th and When They See Us, and Watchmen.
For more information on how you can support Black Lives Matter, visit the official website or donate here. Readers can also donate to the British anti-discrimination group Stand Up To Racism and the Unite Families & Friends Campaign, which supports those affected by police, prison and psychiatric deaths.
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