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Aunjanue Ellis, who has appeared in “The Help,” “The Book of Negroes” and “NCIS LA,” calls for filmmakers to avoid her home state of Mississippi until the state flag is changed. She spoke at a June 29 flag rally at the Mississippi Capitol.

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