The Academy Award winning actress was honored by her home state and received the red carpet treatment. She arrived at the Statehouse in a pink limousine and was greeted by the band from her alma mater, Jefferson Davis High School.
She thanked Representative Terri Collins for sponsoring a now approved bill that raises incentives for those who make movies in Alabama. Spencer promised to do everything possible to get more films made in the southern state.
There was a recurring joke throughout Spencer’s day at the Statehouse — pie! “Don’t hand me a piece of pie,” said Senate President pro tem Del Marsh, to the Black Women in Hollywood honoree.
Later that day, the actress was honored with a glitzy reception at a Montgomery hotel where she received a key to the city from Mayor Todd Strange. He encouraged her to return home more often and said, “But please leave your pies at home. Don’t bring no pies.”