Octavia Spencer’s reaction to an impromptu meeting with president Barack Obama is everything.
This week, the White House extended an invite to the Hidden Figures star, 46, who appeared overcome with emotion after coming face-to-face with the 44th president of the United States on Thursday, Dec. 15.
“That face when the President drops by for a visit,” the caption of a photo on Instagram read. “Today, the cast of Hidden Figures visited the White House to highlight the stories of Americans who defied stereotypes and broke glass ceilings to advance human space flight, science, and innovation.”
Also spotted were her co-star Janelle Monae and “The Voice” coach Pharrell Williams.
Even better, the meeting was accompanied by a sweet treat. Throughout the day, the actress shared several photos (and regrams) from her visit to the Capital of the World, including a snap of a box of star-spangled Hershey’s Kisses, writing, “Just got ‘kissed’ by #POTUS #HiddenFigures?.”
Later on, the “Red Band Society” alum re-shared an image featuring first lady Michelle Obama taking the podium to celebrate Spencer’s highly anticipated film as well as women in STEM. She captioned it with a quote: “‘What we saw in this film, is that when we pull together men and women, people of every background and color and faith, immigrants who have come across the globe to make America their home, when we bring all of that brainpower to the table, anything is possible.’ -FLOTUS on #HiddenFigures.”
Starring Spencer, Janelle Monae, and Taraji P. Henson, this feel-good film highlights Katherine (Henson), Dorothy (Spencer), and Mary (Monae) as they follow their dreams all the way to NASA, amid the nation’s most extensive race to space. Its message is one of courage, inspiration and progression — and just the right amount of cheer to keep you in the holiday spirit.
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