Oc­tavia Spencer plans to be a Hol­ly­wood pro­ducer

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

Oc­tavia Spencer is up for her sec­ond Academy Award this year, but the star of “Hid­den Fig­ures” said Mon­day that she has even big­ger plans. “The role I’m des­tined to play is to be one of the big­gest pro­duc­ers in Hol­ly­wood,” Spencer said at the 3rd an­nual Mak­ers Con­fer­ence, a women’s em­pow­er­ment event spon­sored by Ver­i­zon. Spencer said that she wants to con­tinue to tell sto­ries “that haven’t re­ally been told. I want the movies that I pro­duce to show a broader spec­trum of peo­ple in the world,” she said. Spencer said she is work­ing on a project about the Jon­estown Mas­sacre for HBO and de­vel­op­ing a story about pi­o­neer­ing en­tre­pre­neur Madam C.J. Walker.

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