Octavia Spencer Reprises The Help Role on SNL and Delivers Impressions of Oprah Winfrey and Viola Davis


Octavia Spencer Reprises The Help Role on SNL and Delivers Impressions of Oprah Winfrey and Viola Davis

Hope you didn’t watch Saturday Night Live while eating a pre-night snack…

Octavia Spencer, who recently starred in the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures, made her hosting debut on the NBC show, first appearing in the cold open, a Forrest Gump parody in which she reprised her role as Minny Jackson from The Help, which had earned her an Oscar.

The character is one of several who sits on a bench in Alabama and chats with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, played by SNL cast member Kate McKinnon.

She asks him if he is “the one Corette Scott King wrote that letter about,” to which he replies, “Oh wow, well that was 40 years ago. You still remember that?”

She then offers him a pie she baked especially for him.

“Hey,” he says. “Is this what I think it is?”

“It is,” she says, and leaves.

“Mmm, my favorite!” he says, taking a bite of a slice.

During the episode, Spencer also took part in a sketch in which she and SNL stars Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat, Kenan Thompson did impressions of famous people doing voice-overs for a fictional animated film Zoo-opolis, whose title parodies Disney’s Zootopia.

Spencer did her best Oprah Winfrey and Viola DavisJudy Dench and Jodie Foster, who recently won her first Oscar for Fences. Villaseñor, who is known for her celebrity impressions, mimicked Jennifer LopezKristen WiigKathy GriffinJulia Louis-DreyfusOwen Wilson and McKinnon. Thompson impersonated Tracy Morgan and Moffat took a crack at Hugh Grant and Bill Walton.

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Published at Sun, 05 Mar 2017 17:39:24 +0000

Sienna Miller Reunites With Ex Tom Sturridge in Paris and Is All Smiles

Sienna Miller

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Friendly exes alert!

Sienna Miller reunited with ex-fiancé Tom Sturridge, father of their 4-year-old daughter Marlowe, at a party during Paris Fashion Week Saturday night.

Wearing a bright red cropped leather jacket and ruby maxi skirt, the actress was all smiles as she and her ex, who wore a black jacket and pants and a red, white and blue baseball cap, left the bash together. They appeared to be escorted by a man in a blue suit, who helped Miller into a car. The two have not commented on their night out.

Miller recently told Harper’s Bazaar that Sturridge is her “best friend in the entire world,” adding, “We still love each other. I think in a break-up, somebody has to be a little bit cruel in order for it to be traditional, but it’s not been acrimonious in a way where you would choose to not be around that person.”

Miller and Sturridge ended their engagement and broke up in summer 2015. The following December, they were photographed together at LOVE magazine‘s Christmas party, where they also hung out with Rafferty Law, the 20-year-old son of Miller’s other famous ex, Jude Law.

Miller and Sturridge have been photographed together several times since then, but not at parties. Before Saturday, they were most recently spotted out with their daughter in New York last September.


Published at Sun, 05 Mar 2017 16:41:00 +0000