“The Help” in Greenwood
Hollywood descended on Greenwood during the spring and summer of 2010, bringing Dreamworks Studio stars into local homes and businesses. “The Help” garnered several Academy Award nominations and was a box-office smash. Walking the streets of downtown Greenwood during that hot summer of filming, it was not at all unusual to run into Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain or Viola Davis. Cicely Tyson and Sissy Spacek shopped in local stores and Allison Janney and Bryce Dallas Howard might be found sharing lattes at Turnrow Books during breaks in the filming. The locations of critical scenes are scattered throughout Greenwood and are best enjoyed on a leisurely drive around downtown and into North Greenwood’s tree-lined neighborhoods. In addition, you can sign up for a Viking Cooking School “The Help” class and enjoy such cast hangouts as Webster’s and Turnrow Books.