Octavia Spencer Angers Fans At Book Signing
Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer did not win any new fans at a recent book signing. The actress-turned-children’s book author went into extreme diva mode, refusing to speak to fans or take photos and generally treating the parents and kids who came to see her as if they were the dumbest people on planet earth…according to attendees. Via MailOnline:
Octavia Spencer shocked and angered hundreds of fans at a recent book signing, acting like an “ungrateful b****,” say eyewitnesses who were so incensed with the actress’s behavior they stormed out and demanded refunds.
The 44-year-old Academy Award winner, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Minnie Jackson, a maid, in ‘The Help,’ and is currently starring in the film ‘Insurgent,’ was at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove in Los Angeles last week to autograph copies of her children’s book ‘Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective — The Sweetest Heist in History.’
“Initially, there was a Q & A but Octavia acted like she was forced to be there and she took her anger out on all of us, including the kids.”
“Octavia’s answers were short and blunt and there were times she rolled her eyes to the back of her head like she couldn’t believe someone could ask such a stupid question. It quickly became a very uncomfortable situation for all of us,” says Guzman. “It was clear they just needed to proceed to the autographs because Octavia was not responding well at all to the questions.”
“But when the she finally started to sign the books is when things went from bad to worse.”
Typically, authors at book signings allow fans to snap photos with them and engage in polite small talk. WELP…not Octavia. She reportedly refused to speak to anyone who walked up to the table — even to ask their name. She instead had an assistant write names on a post it and pass it down.
‘When someone approached the table, Octavia demanded to see the receipt to prove they purchased the book before she would sign an autograph. It was outrageous — and insulting.
After watching Octavia being abrupt and rude to several people one woman grabbed her 8-year-old and stormed off yelling, ‘This woman is an ungrateful, nasty b****! I’m getting a refund on this stupid book. If she talked to me or my child like that it would get really ugly in here so it’s best we get our money back and go home before something jumps off.’
Octavia better watch her step! Rumor had it that Mo’Nique decided to act like this shortly after winning an Oscar… and we see how THAT turned out. SMH.