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July 31, 2020  •  Leave a Comment  •  Articles Invasion

Deadline shares the exciting news that Octavia has joined the case of the film Invasion. EXCLUSIVE: Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer have been cast in Invasion, a sci-fi thriller pic from BAFTA-winning UK filmmaker Michael Pearce (Beast). I can also reveal that Amazon Studios has taken worldwide rights to the project and will produce alongside […]

July 31, 2020  •  Leave a Comment  •  Articles

Octavia Spencer is stepping up for disabled actors. The 50-year-old star is urging Hollywood producers to cast more disabled actors to establish a more realistic cross-section of Americans in TV and movies. During a video campaign for a private philanthropic foundation advocating for disabled inclusion, the “Ma” star recalled the first time she saw herself […]

June 6, 2019  •  Leave a Comment  •  Articles Ma

The title of this article made me laugh! Here is Vanity Fair’s review of Ma. Tate Taylor’s new Blumhouse vehicle is a lesson in why genre movies need style. There’s a good movie trapped somewhere in Tate Taylor’s Ma. That’s the frustrating part. The film, which opened Friday, stars Octavia Spencer as Sue Ann, a […]

May 21, 2019  •  Leave a Comment  •  Articles

I am going to be 100 percent real with you,” Octavia Spencer says when we sit down at a restaurant one morning in L.A., not far from her home in the San Fernando Valley. She seems to mean it. Over the next hour, whether we’re discussing her salary negotiations, her stage fright, her dyslexia, her […]

April 30, 2019  •  Leave a Comment  •  Articles

The Hollywood Reporter highlighted 50 individuals who have helped drive opportunities for more diversity in Hollywood … including Octavia. Meet the creative and business forces — including Kenya Barris, Laverne Cox, Jon M. Chu and Norman Lear — who are shifting the industry’s landscape to drive opportunities onscreen and off for fresh talents and leaders: […]

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