Octavia Spencer Talks Oscars & More on LIVE WITH KELLY

Carla Harmon
March 5, 2017

"Saturday Night Live" host Octavia Spencer poked fun at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony in her monologue.

Spencer's monologue was followed by a faux movie trailer that took direct aim at Trump and the Republican Party.

"I'm from a different movie", Spencer said before handing a giddy Sessions a chocolate pie, a reference to a disgustingly defiant act by her "Help" character.


There's the obvious - the Oscars Best Picture snafu, which will more than likely be addressed since an Oscar-nomianted actress this year is hosting the show. "That 's a lot for America". "People have been coming up to me saying, 'I loved Hidden Fences!' And I say, 'No, I was in Hidden Figures'". She had a critically acclaimed performance in Ryan Coogler's drama Fruitvale Station (2013), for which she received the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress.

"It's a dream come true to be here", she began. "Because for a good part of my career, I pretty much just played nurses".

She explains, "It's the story of three black women who send an introspective gay boy to build a fence on the moon".


"So", she went on, "if you're gonna get confused anyway, I thought I might as well make some money off it". The Oscar-winning actress jokingly credited her long list of nurse's roles to her "resting nurse face". I played a nurse 16 times. I'm just sad that Spencer got caught up in this foolishness.

When I asked Janelle Monáe, who portrays Mary Jackson in the film, she told me during an interview for ITN: "Allison (Schroeder), the writer of the script, she was talking to me about it".


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