Octavia Spencer arrives at the 2013 Oscars. (Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)Octavia Spencer worked in Hollywood for 16 years before she became a household name.
She appeared in "E.R.," movies like "Big Momma's House," and many, many more TV shows and films before landing the role in "The Help" that won her the Best Supporting Actress Oscar last year. The surprising thing is that she wouldn't have had it any other way.
"I think [success] came at the right time," Spencer tells omg!. "I think success happens when it's supposed to and when you can appreciate it. I am grateful that it didn't happen for me at 22 or 23. I would've been foolish enough to think that we're all entitled to it, instead of it being the divine blessing that it is."
The 42-year-old explains that the movie -- in which she portrays Minny, a woman taking care of the homes and children of white families in pre-Civil Rights Era Jackson, Mississippi -- brought her much more than accolades.
"I'm still good friends with Viola [Davis] and Emma [Stone], Jessica [Chastain] -- we were a tight-knit
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