Octavia Spencer didn’t see It coming, so when President Barack Obama showed up, the photograph just couldn’t help but show Octavia Spencer almost in tears, standing alongside President Obama as well as costar Taraji P. Henson.
As if that wasn’t her social handles said all! “Humbling because he has a million things to do but stopped by to say hello!!!!” she added. Spencer later reposted the same photo, this time saying: “Our screening was with #FLOTUS but #POTUS surprised us. Humbling bc he has a million things to do but stopped by to say hello!!!!” Her co-stars appeared to take the surprise visit in their stride.
Michelle Obama was hosting the screening at the White House when her husband made his surprise appearance. Octavia was overcome with excitement at the encounter. Also at the screening were co-stars Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Costner. The new drama, Hidden Figures is set in the ‘60s and revolves around three black female mathematicians working at a then, highly segregated NASA. It is directed by Ted Melfi and produced by Mimi Valdes. The film also features Henson, Janelle Monáe, and Kevin Costner.