She was recently nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Hidden Figures at the Oscars on Sunday. And Octavia Spencer joked during her Saturday Night Live monologue that while it was an honor, she has been approached with compliments for her ‘Hidden Fences’ film.
The 44-year-old actress was referring to Denzel Washington’s drama Fences, for which Viola Davis took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. ‘So many people have been coming up to me and saying, “I loved Hidden Fences,” and I say, “No, I was in Hidden Figures.”‘ Hidden Figures, Fences and Moonlight all received accolades at the Academy Awards for their powerful performances. ‘And that’s a lot for Americans,’ she continued. ‘So if you are going to get confused anyway I thought I might as well make some money off it.’ ‘That’s why I produced ‘Hidden Fence Light.’ As the live audience broke into laughter, the Academy Award-winning actress described her take on the film. ‘It’s the story of three black women who send an introspective gay boy to build a fence on the moon.’