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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- America Ferrera was lucky to be able to speak with Cesar Chavez's widow Helen before playing her in the movie about her husband's mission to unionize farm workers. Ferrera says Helen Chavez is "quite publicity shy." But she did let Ferrera spend some time with her and Ferrera says that was "incredibly invaluable." She says Helen Chavez as "a woman ahead of her time." She says she was just as instrumental to the movement as her husband was. "Cesar Chavez" opened in a few cities over the weekend.