Octavia Spencer plans to be a Hollywood producer
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.