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Spencer stopped by Anderson Cooper today and said she was chosen over Queen Latifah, Mo'Nique and Jennifer Hudson for the supporting role of Minny Jackson. Cooper asked, "There were a lot of big names who were out there and being considered for this role. How did you get this role?" She replied with a chuckle, "I slept with the producer." But ultimately revealed she had known the director, Tate Taylor, for over 17 years and that they originally met as production assistants.
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Taylor introduced Spencer to the author of "The Help" eight years ago. "It was a crazy setting," she said. "I don't like to be hot, hungry or uncomfortable, and I was 100 pounds heavier, it was 108 degrees in New Orleans... Tate decided that we should take a walking tour, and I was very grumpy, and Minny was born."
Thankfully, Spencer's grumpy ways gave her the opportunity of a lifetime!
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