Octavia Spencer Covers Elle Magazine's Women in Hollywood Issue

The actress shares the moment she had to stand up to a bullying producer.

Posted: 10/04/2012 10:34 AM EDT
Octavia Spencer

(Photo: Elle Magazine)

Octavia Spencer is looking confident and gorgeous on the cover of Elle's Women in Hollywood issue and it sounds like The Help actress has been standing her ground for a long time. Spencer, who's wearing a Tadashi Shoji cocktail dress, recalls needing to stand up for herself when a Hollywood producer began bullying her in a room full of people.

"Early on I had to stand up to a producer — I won't say who, but he is famous, famous. He dressed me down in a crowded office. I told him right there in front of a hundred people, 'You don't know me well enough to use that tone'…And then I ran to the bathroom and cried like a baby. But he never addressed me that way again. And he is known as a yeller."

Good for her for refusing to let anyone push her around. The Women in Hollywood November 2012 issue, which also features young actresses Elle Fanning and Emma Watson on two other covers, hits newsstands October 16.


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