When it comes to getting ready for an awards show, Octavia Spencer admits she gets a little "help" — or a lot. The Help star stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show and confessed she triple-Spanxed her 2012 SAG Awards ensemble!
"I was not a Girl Scout, but I try to be very very prepared," Octavia explained to Ellen DeGeneres on her show. "I try to over prepare. Shoes and Spanx. I triple Spanx, which is not good. Spanx really, really work, but you don't need to overdo it," Octavia warned.
She may have looked amazing on the red carpet, but by the end of the night she was miserable.
"I could not party that night because I was being pinched in places that I didn't know it was possible. I ran into Melissa McCarthy, who is in Bridesmaids and brilliant and one of my closest friends, and I was like, 'Oh, my God, Melissa, I'm about to die. My Spanx are killing me.' She said, 'I just went to the bathroom and took mine off!' "
Still, Octavia does appreciate the wonders Spanx can do.
"It's wonderful because it gives you the illusion of an hourglass [figure] with the sand kind of spread out."
Octavia is nominated for an Oscar as Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Do you think she'll triple-Spanx again, or did she learn her lesson?
Check out Octavia's triple-Spanxed look at the 2012 SAG Awards, HERE!