Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of The Secret Life of Bees

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The Secret Life of Bees director Gina Prince-Bythewood says she was thrilled to work with a cast of such phenomenal women. "When this first started and [I began] meeting each of them, I had to take off my fan hat because I was a fan of every single one. I had to know at some point to step up and direct them," she says.

"Alicia said at the end of the filming: 'Can you feel it? Can you feel how special this is?'" Gina says. "To be able to work with all these women—that we got all of them in the same film—was just a dream."