We did not premier as we were supposed to, or as we thought we would, and so we did a video to the fans saying that, whenever we premier that day will be October 19th. October 19th is in your hearts.
On my show ‘Community’, a new script supervisor saw me on set and pulled me aside. With tears in her eyes, she said, “You moved me in ‘The Help’. If I had endured what Minny had, I would have put pooh in that pie, too.” I didn’t have the heart to tell her that she had mistaken me for my buddy Octavia Spencer. So I said, “Thank you so much.” Later I texted Octavia that she was making White women cry on the Paramount lot. We had a good laugh. Yvette Nicole Brown, Essence Magazine (September 2012)