Spencer talks about her craft and how she manages to stand out as a performer.
"I listen to music of the time and I only deal with family and friends that are on the film" - Octavia Spencer
The Hollywood Reporter attended the Toronto Film Festival and asked some of the industry’s biggest celebrities about the best career advice they had ever received. From Michael Douglas to Al Pacino, the actors dished out their words of wisdom. Here are some of the highlights: From Jake Gyllenhaal, “Dustin Hoffman said to me that I didn’t have to do as much as I thought I had to do.” Ben Kingsley shared, “Do not offer the audience what they can see by sticking their nose over the fence and looking at their next door neighbors.” Jennifer Connelly advised, “Leonardo DiCaprio said someone ... Read more
Octavia talks about the show and her character, working with the young cast and her decision to work in TV.
Oscar winner Octavia Spencer hasn’t slowed down since her 2012 win for The Help. The 44-year-old actress has been in films like Snowpiercer and the Divergent sequel, Insurgent. She’s now helming Fox’s fall dark -comedy series, Red Band Society. The show revolves around a group of teenagers who are patients in a hospital’s pediatric ward. Spencer leads the show as Nurse Jackson. She shared why she took the role, “Red Band Society checked a lot of boxes for me. I was offered comedy deals. I was offered parts where I was the definitive lead of a show. What I loved ... Read more
Get On Up: Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer Directed by: Tate Taylor In Theaters: August 1, 2014
Cast: Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer
The Hollywood Reporter has another wonderful roundtable video and this time, it’s with the actresses of the moment: Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Oprah Winfrey (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station), Amy Adams (American Hustle) and Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave). In the video below, they talk about the best and worst piece of advice they been given about acting, the scariest moment they’ve had on set, personal sacrifices they’ve made, their most challenging auditions and if screenwriters are writing better roles for women. Also in the video, Julia Roberts talks about ... Read more
Last Sunday, the British Academy Film Awards were held at London's Royal Opera House.
Discussing her character, Spencer spoke about how Minny Jackson was somewhat modeled after herself.
The video is an hour long and it's just great to watch (or listen to). They talk about their careers, getting bad reviews, how they got their start and so much more. So good!