Montgomery native Octavia Spencer gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Montgomery’s very own Octavia Spencer earned her star Thursday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in...
Montgomery’s very own Octavia Spencer earned her star Thursday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California.
Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 6:09 PM CST
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HOLLYWOOD (WSFA) - Montgomery’s very own Octavia Spencer earned her star Thursday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California.

The Oscar winning actress tweeted that the star “will always be one of the most special moments in my life,” and thanked her fans.

“She has done extremely well, really better than anyone I really know,” said fellow actress and Montgomery resident Dr. Tonea Stewart, who shared Thursday what the movie star is like.

Stewart met Spencer, a Jeff Davis High School and Auburn University alum, on the set of “A Time to Kill” in 1996.

“We just hit it off just wonderfully,” Stewart recalled. “She is such a bundle of joy and a very smart and articulate young woman.”

Auburn even flew its mascot, Aubie, to Hollywood for the big occasion!

In addition to her acting ability, Stewart says Spencer is also a great writer. She wrote parts of the hit 2011 film “The Help,” that she acted in. The movie propelled the actress to stardom, earning her an Oscar and other awards.

Stewart says she still keeps in touch with Spencer and plans to text her wishing her all the joy with achieving her Hollywood Star.

“It makes everyone back at home feel extremely proud and extremely validated,” said Stewart.

Currently, Spencer can be seen in the holiday film “Spirited” alongside Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell. You can watch it on Apple TV.

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