Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer’s current movie has her teamed up with Oscar nominee Guillermo del Toro, who’s brought us such movies as Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth. The Shape of Water is a sci-fi fairy tale, telling the story of a woman (Sally Hawkins) working in a Cold War-era government laboratory whose life is changed when she and her co-worker (Spencer) come across a top-secret experiment. For Spencer, the role was both physically and emotionally draining, but she told us she was able to make it through the experience because of del Toro’s style on the set. (Click on the media bar below to hear Octavia Spencer)
The Shape of Water is now playing in theaters.