updated 10/29/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/02/2010 AT 8:05 AM ET
Is this how you thought Skeeter would look?
The blockbuster book The Help is now a movie, with Emma Stone, 21, playing Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, and already the actress has received one rave review – from author Kathryn Stockett.
“The minute I met [Stone], I knew I couldn’t see whatever Skeeter looked in my head as a blonde because she was replaced by Emma,” Stockett tells PEOPLE. “She was so clearly that person. And her mom is from Baton Rouge, so she got the accent.”