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The story of Henrietta Lacks has long been one that needed to be told on screen, and now, HBO has done just that.

Starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, tells the story of an African-American women who, in 1951, became the unwitting donor of the HeLa cell. That cell has been described as one of the most important in medical research and has been used for cancer and AIDS research and it also helped develop the polio vaccine.

Unfortunately, Lacks’ cells were taken without her permission and their continued use brings into question patients’ rights and privacy.

Adapted from the book of the same name, the film debuts on HBO April 22nd. Will you be watching?

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves

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To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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