Saturday, December 17, 2016

Octavia Spencer's reaction to meeting Obama is priceless

Octavia Spencer couldn't contain her excitement when President Obama showed up at a screening of her new film Hidden Figures Thursday night in Washington, DC.

'Our screening was with #FLOTUS but #POTUS surprised us. Humbling bc he has a million things to do but stopped by to say hello!!!!' Octavia captioned her regram of the White House's official photo. 

Michelle Obama hosted a private White House screening of the biopic about three black female engineers who worked at NASA.

Octavia was joined by co-stars Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner, who all came out for the event. 
The three stars took part in a panel discussion in South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex to answer questions about the new film. 

And just before the screening began, the first lady came out to say a few words about the film, which has garnered critical praise. 
She acknowledged the 'remarkable' film for celebrating American history and telling some of the lesser known stories. 
'We sought out the very best minds in math and engineering at the time, people with diverse perspectives who could think in ways that no one had ever thought before - people like many of you in this room, the people like Katherine Johnson, and Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan.' 

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