Octavia Spencer Readies New Madam C.J. Walker Project

Published: Sunday 6th Nov 2016 by David
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Before her passing in 1919, the African-American woman Madam C.J. Walker became the United States’ first self-made millionaire.

How? Hair.

Now, almost 100 years after her death, her story is to be brought to life by Octavia Spencer.

An excerpt from Spencer’s recent interview with ‘The New York Times’ reveals:

Acutely aware of the lack of diversity in Hollywood on both sides of the camera, Ms. Spencer is determined to make a correction. She has begun optioning books, including one about Madam C. J. Walker, considered the first self-made African-American female millionaire. “Since making ‘Hidden Figures,’ I don’t have a problem saying to a room of male executives: ‘I need a female writer or a female director,’ or ‘I need a black voice or a Latin voice,’” she said. “I do not feel bad about it.”

News of her plans comes before the December 25th release of ‘Figures‘ which also Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae.

Her retelling of Walker’s story will see Spencer detail her family’s journey from the horrors of  slavery to groundbreaking glory in the field of cosmetology.


Keep it locked on TGJ for more on this developing story.

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  1. Erykah BadOooh November 6, 2016

    A real black icon!!! Unlike a certain fake blonde.

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler November 6, 2016

      B**** shut up

  2. Cinnamon Girl November 6, 2016

    Can’t wait!

  3. Chillitsjustpizza November 6, 2016

    I bet that hair growth stuff really worked.

  4. Tori November 6, 2016

    Now this sounds right up my alley. I love studying history so this will be good. I also think they should start selling her original products with their original recipes because this new stuff is chemical filled, high & and doesn’t work at all.

  5. We Nowqd Redv dibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi November 6, 2016

    Cool

  6. Bish in Africa November 6, 2016

    The product must really be that good and her marketing game was lit

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