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Octavia Spencer is Gearing Up to Play God

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Octavia Spencer is gearing up to play the biggest role of her career. The Oscar winning actress confirmed that she has been tapped to play GOD in the big screen adaptation of the 2007 Christian book “The Shack” by William Paul Young. “I am playing a manifestation of God or this persons idea of God in that book so yes,” explained Spencer.

We caught up with Spencer while promoting “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” where she plays Joanna opposite Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet. Check out our sit-down with Spencer in the video above.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent is in theaters March 20th.

 

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Exclusive: Niecy Nash, Olivia Munn, Jason George Proud Of Black Female Voters In Alabama

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Black women in America should be very, very proud!

On Tuesday night, the voting numbers from Alabama’s senate election came flying in and it was made immediately clear, that the record holding election could not have happened without the Black female vote.

Helping push democrat, Doug Jones, to victory over republican, Roy Moore, was that of Black voters residing in the southern state. According to the numbers, 92% of Black men and 97% of Black women voted for Jones.

“Black women in Alabama changed the whole game. At the end of the day, the Black vote is changing the game,” Jason George told HipHollywood on Wednesday morning during the SAG Awards announcements ceremony. “People are waking up. People aren’t just taking it anymore, they are realizing their voice do actually make a difference.”

Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash, who announced the SAG nominees, were also thankful and proud of the numbers. “Thank you to all the voters who came out to vote,” Muss said. “It just really shows the power you have if you just show up.”

Tracee Ellis Ross, who’s show Black-ish was nominated or an ensemble cast, even wrote on Instagram: “THIS ~ this is just one example of the strength and power of black women and men. this is what we mean when we say every vote matters.”

She added, “This is what is possible when you stand up and make your voice heard. THANK YOU ALABAMA FOR THIS. now let’s all get ready and mobilized for midterms.”

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