‘The Help’ Actress Octavia Spencer Says She Encountered ‘More Racism’ In L.A. Than Alabama

‘The Help’ Actress Octavia Spencer Says She Encountered ‘More Racism’ In L.A. Than Alabama


Actress Octavia Spencer said she experienced “more racism“ when she first moved to Los Angeles than she ever had during her childhood in Alabama.

The 52-year-old actress, known for movies like “The Help” and “Hidden Figures,” talked about experiencing what she called racist behavior upon moving to L.A. during a recent interview for the podcast “WTF with Marc Maron.”

Spencer also said she had positive recollections of her childhood growing up in Montgomery, Alabama, which Maron found surprising.

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“It’s a beautiful place and beautiful people. You know, I love being from there,” the actress said.

“But it’s like, it’s heavy, man. Right?” Maron replied.

“I think everywhere is heavy. Everywhere has its history. You know what I mean? It’s … I think everywhere has problems,” Spencer said. “You can’t deny

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