Oscar winner Octavia Spencer might be best known for her roles in acclaimed dramas like The Help, Fruitvale Station, and Hidden Figures, but the versatile actress has shown her abilities in everything from TV sitcoms (Mom), raunchy comedies (Bad Santa and Bad Santa 2), science fiction (Snowpiercer), and animation (Zootopia). So any actor would be wise to listen to Spencer when she talks about her craft and how she manages to stand out as a performer. Her latest film, Gifted, opens this week.
Octavia Spencer on Period Pieces: “I don’t come out of the time period; I stay in it”
In this conversation presented by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation and moderated by Jenelle Riley of Variety, Spencer speaks for over an hour (!) about her stellar career in Hollywood. You can watch the full interview above.