A day after being presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Octavia Spencer opens up about her friendship with Will Ferrell.
The legendary comedian, actor and Fiery co-star was one of the few people at Spencer’s side for the monumental day that brought tears of joy from the Oscar-winning actress.
“I can tell you Will is definitely not a grown-up elf,” The Help star joked, referring to his role as “Buddy the Elf” in the hit Christmas comedy Elf (2003), as that guest on People’s Every Day Podcast.
And while he often plays the jester and the idiot, who is the butt of a joke in several of his films, Spencer went on to call Ferrell “one of the smartest people I’ve ever worked with. “.
Mates: Octavia Spencer, 52, opened up about her friendship with Will Ferrell, 55, a day after arresting a heckler who interrupted her Hollywood Walk Od Fame ceremony
Spencer’s comments come just a day after Will reportedly “closed a heckler” who interrupted his Walk Of Fame ceremony.
As Ferrell started talking about Spencer’s new star, a man on the street started shouting loudly about how the event was “celebrating the rich”.
The Stranger Than Fiction star wasted no time trying to protect his friend’s special moment.
‘Not Octavia’s day!, he shouted, before adding a touch of his trademark comedy, ‘Keep going. Keep it moving. The wax museum is over there. This thing is wide open.
Emotional: Octavia Spencer was overwhelmed with emotion as she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Thursday
Shedding tears of joy: The Help star wiped away tears with a handkerchief while waiting to accept the special honor
Proud moment: The Alabama native holds the distinction of being the first black actress to receive Oscar nominations in consecutive years
Despite his efforts, the man persisted in trying to make his voice heard.
“He has powerful lungs. He uses his diaphragm,” he joked, which had the crowd laughing. ‘ Louder please. They can’t hear you at the Alhambra. Is this guy next? Is he supposed to talk? Weird in sweatpants, is he here? Should I just go tackle him?
As Ferrell ended his speech by praising his friend as “literally the best and nobody deserves that star anymore”, the Anchorman actor would once again show off his ability to lighten the mood with his brand of comedy.
‘Is this guy next? Is he supposed to talk? Weird in sweatpants, is he here? he said, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. ‘Should I just go tackle him?’
In fact, it was friend and The Help co-star Allison Janney who would be next to share a few words about Spence on the catwalk wearing a black blazer over a striped dress.
Attendees also included Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon, Mekhi Pfifer and director Tate Taylor
Elegant: The Oscar-winning actress looked amazing for the occasion, wearing an elegant black peplum dress and cheetah heeled sandals
Forever: Upon learning of her appointment, she told Variety, “How do you respond to that? Knowing that you will forever be part of the mythology of this city. It was a rare moment
‘Huge honour’: ‘It’s a place where you can actually see that bygone era of stars who are no longer with him. It’s just a rare and huge honour,’ she added.
Spencer was overwhelmed with emotion as she received her star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles on Thursday, as she was seen dabbing away tears with a handkerchief before accepting the honour.
The Oscar winner looked amazing for the occasion wearing an elegant black peplum dress and cheetah heeled sandals with a silver bracelet and silver dangling earrings.
The artist from Montgomery, Alabama wore her black tresses parted in the middle and falling in bouncy curls.
She holds the distinction of being the first black actress to receive Oscar nominations in consecutive years,
Davis, 57, looked lovely in a black leather jumpsuit, black coat and matching heels, while her husband wore a gray blazer, trendy light jeans and black boots for the occasion.
Famous friends: The actress also had famous friends to support her on this special day, including former co-star Viola Davis, 57, and her husband Julius Tennon
Show of support: Spencer was also joined by her other The Help co-star, Allison Janney, 63, as well as Ferrell
Hollywood pals: Ferrell and Janney mingled at the star ceremony
Aubie the Tiger, the mascot of Spencer’s alma mater, Auburn University, also made an appearance at the ceremony.
The actress’ star is the 2,742nd since completing the Walk of Fame in 1961.
Upon learning that she would be receiving the honor, Spencer revealed that she was speechless.
“How do you answer that? Knowing that you will forever be part of the mythology of this city. It was a rare moment when I just couldn’t think of anything to say,’ she said Variety.
“It’s a place where you can actually see that bygone era of stars who are no longer with it. And you can actually reach out and touch their star. This can make it accessible to people. It’s just a rare and huge honour,” she added.
Just in Time for Christmas, Spencer and Ferrell co-star in Spirited, the Apple TV+ musical retelling of A Christmas Carol, which premiered Nov. 18.
Friends and colleagues: Janney, who was one of the speakers, looked stylish in a black blazer over a striped dress
Hugs: The ladies were seen sharing a warm hug on stage
Dapper: Ferrell looked dapper in a gray suit, blue shirt and red tie
Speech: The comedian praised the actress, who appeared touched by his words
New movie: Spencer and Farrell co-star in Spirited, the Apple TV+ musical telling of A Christmas Carol, which premiered November 18
His school’s mascot: Aubie the Tiger – the mascot of Spencer’s alma mater, Auburn University – also made an appearance at the ceremony