Emma Stone isn’t just good at kicking zombie ass and pretending to be a harlot, she can take on the big questions and the important stories too. That’s what she’s doing in this summer’s adaptation of the bestselling novel, The Help. She plays Skeeter (a name that can’t help remind me of Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird), a girl who starts a secret writing project to give a voice to “the help” in 1960s Mississippi — a time when segregation was a very real and very serious issue. We’ve got a little look behind the scenes of the film, which hits theaters August 12. Cicely Tyson, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, and Sissy Spacek also star.