Octavia Spencer’s Advice for Starving Actresses at Awards Shows

Octavia Spencer’s Advice for Starving Actresses at Awards Shows


>>Jimmy: I LIKE THAT. A LITTLE BIT OF ENTHUSIASM. HOW ARE YA? [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: YEAH, YOU HAVE THE FORCE. IT’S “STAR WARS.” THAT’S GOTTA BE EXCITING.>>IT’S TOTALLY EXCITING. THREE WOMEN WHO HELPED GET OUR FIRST ASTRONAUTS INTO SPACE BEAT A SPACE MOVIE. WHAT!>>Jimmy: THAT’S PERFECT. I NEVER EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT IT LIKE THAT. THAT’S RIGHT, THIS IS A STORY THAT WE NOW KNOW BECAUSE OF THE MOVIE. BUT I DON’T KNOW HOW WE DIDN’T KNOW THIS STORY IN THE FIRST PLACE. YOU MIGHT AS WELL TELL A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE STORY RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE IT IS ABOUT THREE REAL WOMEN, REAL AMERICAN WOMEN, WHO DID THE MATH.>>YES. THREE WOMEN. IT’S ABOUT THREE AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN WHO HELPED GET OUR FIRST MEN INTO SPACE AND BACK. ONE OF THEM IS STILL ALIVE, KATHRYN JOHNSON, AND SHE RECEIVED THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM FROM BARACK OBAMA TWO YEARS AGO. THE OTHER TWO HAVE PASSED ON, BUT THE WOMAN THAT I PLAY, DOROTHY VAUGHN, SHE FIGURED OUT THE IBM, THEN REALIZED THAT BY DOING ALL OF THE CALCULATIONS, THE COMPUTER WOULD MAKE THEIR JOBS OBSOLETE. SO SHE TAUGHT HERSELF HOW TO PROGRAM AND THEN TAUGHT ALL OF THE WOMEN IN HER POOL AND THEN NASA GAVE HER THE SUPERVISOR POSITION AND SHE TAUGHT ALL OF THE WOMEN, BOTH BLACK AND WHITE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: IT’S REALLY AN AMAZING STORY, AND YOU’RE NOMINATED FOR A GOLDEN GLOBE FOR THIS. YOU WERE AT THE GOLDEN GLOBE.>>YES.>>Jimmy: BUT YOU’VE WON BEFORE, SO WHO EVEN CARES?>>I HAVE TWO PERFECTLY GOLDEN GLOBES OF MY OWN. [ LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: THREE REALLY, THE ONE THEY GAVE YOU TOO.>>YES, SO THREE.>>Jimmy: WHEN YOU GO TO A SHOW LIKE THAT, DO YOU HAVE ADVICE FOR FIRST-TIMERS? IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN TELL PEOPLE?>>I ACTUALLY — LISTEN, THIS IS THE TRUTH, AS GOSPEL. THE CARPETS ARE LONG. AND GIRLS STARVE THEMSELVES TO LOOK GOOD IN THE DRESSES.>>Jimmy: RIGHT.>>AND SO YOU’RE HUNGRY. ND FOR THE GLOBEDS, IT REALLY IS A BIG PARTY. IF YOU DON’T EAT BEFORE YOU GO IN, THE ONLY THING ON THE TABLE ARE THE GIANT MAGNUMS OF CHAMPAGNE AND ROSE AND CHOCOLATE. SO YOU ARE EITHER BUZZED, OR YOU ARE BUZZED. [ LAUGHTER ] SO I ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE, PACK SOME NUTS.>>Jimmy: REALLY?>>AT THE OSCARS ONE YEAR, I PACKED THE SUGAR-FREE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS, AND I HAD TO SHARE THEM WITH PEOPLE.>>Jimmy: OH, RIGHT.>>DURING COMMERCIAL BREAK, I’M RACING THROUGH, TRYING TO OPEN IT.>>Jimmy: BECAUSE YOU CAN’T SHOW UP WITH PEANUT BUTTER CUPS AND EXPECT TO NOT BE ATTACKED.>>DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE OF THOSE? I HAVE THREE, ONE FOR NOW, ONE FOR LATER, ONE FOR LATER LATER.>>Jimmy: DID YOU SHARE THEM?>>I DID SHARE THEM. I I CAN’T REMEMBER WHO, I BLOCKED IT OUT. I GUESS I WAS SO ANGRY ABOUT IT. [ LAUGHTER ] BUT I REMEMBER HAVING TO BREAK OFF — I’M LIKE, I’M REALLY HAVING TO DO THIS. SHARE WITH PEOPLE.>>Jimmy: YOU GAVE THEM PIECES,

31 Replies to “Octavia Spencer’s Advice for Starving Actresses at Awards Shows

  1. Jimmy blacks built America it's a pity we haven't been given all the credit and recognition for our great works. That's why you don't know about these women till now.

  2. Can't love her more. I wish I meet her some day to tell her in person how talented and beautiful she is while looking at her amazing kínd eyes <3

  3. "one for now, one for later, and one for later later"
    Why can't my friends understand this simple concept with MY food?

  4. The title imo is click-baity because i was thinking about how actresses starve themselves to look good on camera and Ocatvia obviously has a few extra pounds on her.

  5. What is sad is that this story and many more are buried and people ask how is it that no one knows this but no one really cares for the real answer to that question.

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