BackstageOL’s Dave Morales sat down with actress Octavia Spencer in this backstage interview to talk about her role in The Shack, a Christian-based film based on Paul Young’s 2007 novel of the same name.
In the interview, the actress illustrated how she was first a fan of the book, drawn to the “thriller aspect” and the “faith aspect,” and discussed the importance of forgiving and forgetting.
“If you don’t forgive you, like Mack, find yourself in a place where you can’t move on,” Spencer explained. “Your life can’t move on in a very productive way. I tend to forgive and forget.”
The Shack takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
The Shack hits theaters this Friday, March 3rd. Check out the full interview with Spencer below: