Octavia Spencer's 6 Favorite Things (Including Her Best Advice)
Football. It is serious. I'm from Montgomery, Alabama, and high school football, college football—no matter what level, life stops down South when a game is on, and it creates an amazing fellowship.
Be true to yourself. Yes, it's a cliché. But even though my mom said it all the time, I never really heard her. Then, years ago when I was an intern on the movie The Long Walk Home, Whoopi Goldberg told me the same thing. Now I often hear Whoopi's voice in my head telling me to stay true to who I am. I finally got it!
Pale pink nail polish. I've acquired about 100 bottles, and somehow when I buy them, they all look different.
My only one: spinach with golden raisins and pine nuts. Just cook the spinach with a little chicken broth and olive oil. You get a pop of sweetness from the raisins and protein from the nuts. Divine!
Prague. You can just be strolling along, taking in the sights and architecture, and before you know it, you've gone three miles. A good walk is always energizing, whether you're in a city or the woods.
A spoonful of peanut butter. Some people relax with a cocktail, but all I need is a little PB.