Jessica Chastain Wants ‘The Help’ Sequel With Octavia Spencer, Says She Didn’t ‘Mine That Much Material’ in First Film as a Supporting Actor
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Jessica Chastain announced on Entertainment Weekly’s “The Awardist” podcast (recorded prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike) that she is interested in reprising the role of Celia Foote in a sequel to the 2011 Oscar-winning drama “The Help.” Celia was an ostracized housewife grief stricken over several miscarriages, who forms a friendship with her maid, Minerva “Minny” Jackson (played by Octavia Spencer in an Oscar-winning role). “You know who I think about all the time, and I just wish I could play her [again]? Celia Foote,” Chastain said. “I just want to do something, Celia and Minny, and see what happened.