8:23 AM IST - Friday March 27, 2015

Octavia Spencer to turn producer

Los Angeles, Feb 28 Actress Octavia Spencer, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “The Help”, is planning to turn producer.

“I don’t have any role that I want to play. I want to be a producer. I want to be an activist. I was to be pro-active in bringing about work for men, women, boys, girls, everybody who is good at what they do and deserve a shot,” contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.

After winning the golden statuette, Spencer admitted she was ”humbled” by the accolade and hopes she could be a “beacon of hope” to aspiring actresses.

She said backstage: “I’m very humbled because I get to stand here and accept this award and I haven’t really done anything.

“I hope that in some way I can be some kind of beacon of hope, especially am I am not the typical Hollywood beauty.”

She will next be filming a role in an as-yet-untitled Diablo Cody project and will also work on “Snow Piercer”.


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