EXCLUSIVE: Yaya DaCosta On 'The Butler' & Maintaining Those Gorgeous Locks

"There were several scenes that were just so intense and emotional for me, like the bus." In this scene, Ku Klux Klan actors are shaking the bus and shouting the N-word to passengers.

"It all became very real at that moment," she explained. "You begin to realize just how much civil rights activists went through."

And they surely went through a lot! In one scene, Carol has to come to grips with someone spitting in her face. A moment Alafia tells us had her "break down" in tears.

"That was a hard day, but we need stories such as this to remind us of what our parents, grandparents and those before them went through."

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