Octavia Spencer pays for movie tickets for poor American families
A number of families with a low income could be this weekend at the expense of Octavia Spencer in Los Angeles to the cinema.
The actress, who in 2012 won an Oscar for her role in The Help, bought tickets for a screening of her film, Hidden Figures, and invited people who had no money for the film to go to the cinema.
The film tells the true story of three African-American women who for the space agency NASA worked. Hidden Figures reached this weekend for the second week in a row the number 1 position in the American box office.
Spencer wanted in on the action her mother, honor, that in her own seven children raised. Dellsena Spencer died when the actress’s eighteen years old.
“If you have a family knows that the movie want to see but can’t pay, let them come. My mother had the can’t afford to have me and my brothers and sisters,” wrote the actress the day before the show on Instagram.
“I honor her and all single parents during this MLK weekend,” said Spencer, referring to the American national holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, is celebrated.