Octavia Spencer Shares The Most Personal Story Of Her Life

Spencer explains how she relates to her character in real life.


Academy Award winning actress Octavia Spencer opens up to BackstageOL’s Dave Morales about the extremely personal reason she chose to play the role of “Zelda” in Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar contender The Shape of Water.

The film’s synopsis:

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret — a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

The Shape of Water in theaters December 15th! For more from Spencer, check out the full interview below!

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