August 6, 2011

Stars of 'The Help' visit 'Weekend Express with Natasha Curry'

Posted: 01:30 PM ET

Earlier this week, actresses Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer stopped by our set to chat with Natasha Curry about their upcoming film, "The Help." The movie explores the relationship between the black maids and their white employers in the heat of the civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi. The story is told from the point of view of 'the help,' hence the title. Both Viola and Octavia, play maids in the film, and they told Natasha they had to join the cast when they realized the film tells the story of strong, outspoken, yet ordinary women.

Viola and Octavia have been on tour promoting their new film for three weeks now, and the Atlanta stop was their first set of media interviews together. Both actresses admitted that traveling on tour can be exhausting, but they still had enough energy to crack a few jokes on set with Natasha. Before the interview began, the actresses laughed about growing up in the south and the unique challenges of shooting in Mississippi at the peak of summer heat, while a make up artist touched them up with a little powder to make them HD-ready. Check out the full interview with Viola and Octavia on "Weekend Express with Natasha Curry" to hear more about what it took for the actresses to prepare for their roles and the lessons they took with them after the shooting wrapped up.

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Filed under: Extras • Natasha Curry • New Movie Friday • Weekend Express with Natasha Curry

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February 15, 2011

NBA player goes back to the books

Posted: 11:30 AM ET

With the NBA All-Star game coming up this weekend in Los Angeles, there's a side to the athletes you may not know about. Some are actually splitting their time between the court and the classroom.

All this week, Ryan Smith is bringing you their stories.

Filed under: Basketball • Natasha Curry • Ryan Smith • Sports • Uncategorized

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April 14, 2010

Boston's "Jersey Shore" is looking for you

Posted: 10:04 AM ET

Are you the next "Snookie" or "The Situation?" Producers are now looking for the Boston versions of the "Jersey Shore" cast to star in a reality show called "Wicked Summah."

Filed under: Bob Van Dillen • Extras • Natasha Curry

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