Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is a big fan of shows on MeTV
Spencer was recently on a podcast where she talked about her favorite MeTV shows and more!
The award-winning actress Octavia Spencer has had a sucessful career in film so far. She is best known for her roles in feature films which include The Help, Hidden Figures, Ma and more.
Spencer is currently working on the Apple TV+ series, Truth Be Told. She plays the role of Poppy, a true-crime podcaster who tries to solve the mystery surrounding a family patriarch's death.
To kick off season three of Truth Be Told, Spencer was a guest on the January 19th episode of WTF with Marc Maron. Spencer talked about all things show business, the pandemic and more during the podcast, which is hosted by comedian and actor Marc Maron.
"The pandemic really made me think about things and prioritize things," she said. "The entertainment business isn't a frivolous business because what did we turn to when we were in lockdown and couldn't go anywhere? You turn to your books, your music, your film... and television. People needed that."
On the podcast, Maron and Spencer went on to talk about family, going back home and taking a break from their hectic lifestyles. According to the podcast, Spencer bought a house near her hometown. She would spend weeks there during the pandemic and between shoots.
Spencer started having an interest in acting around the age of seven.
"I've always been a nerdy kid," she started. "I would be up at night watching old cop shows while my family was asleep. I would be up watching the cop shows, the procedurals."
"Well, you're kind of in one now," Maron responded.
"What's funny is that's what I went back to during Covid," she said. "I went back to Barnaby Jones...I'm talking old, old stuff from childhood."
And where does Spencer watch all of these classic TV shows? MeTV! According to the podcast, MeTV is Spencer's usual place for childhood nostalgia. We are honored.
"All of those shows actually pre-dated me," she said. "So when you think about it and you're up at night and they were in syndication, watching them... Cannon, Mannix... Kojak. I watched all of them."
"So that's where you got your comfort? Nerding out when you were a little kid, watching Barnaby Jones," Maron said.
"I think that we really spent a lot of time consuming, more time than we actually would if there hadn't been a pandemic," she said. "We had to be still and you had to fill that time with something."