Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer is on the road, promoting her new Fox television series Red Band Society.
As I catch an interview with Ms. Spencer on New York Fox News, I am captivated by a brief bit of chit-chat.
It’s about Octavia Spencer. It’s about presence. It’s about how we show up.
You didn’t start off as an actress, the interviewer prods.
No, I was a PA [production assistant] on movie sets, Ms. Spencer explains. On every set I worked on, the director at some point would say to me “You’re so animated” and ask me to read for a part. I always declined.
And then you worked on ‘A Time to Kill,’ the interviewer prods again. more