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Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain's Real-Life Friendship

Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain's Friendship Goes Far Beyond the Screen

Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain's Real-Life Friendship
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In January, Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer made headlines because of their united fight for matching wages. Octavia revealed at the Sundance Film Festival that Jessica is "walking the walk" and "talking the talk" when it comes to closing the pay gap in Hollywood. And not just the gender pay gap, but also the pay gap between women of differing races. It was an incredibly sweet and powerful story, and the kind of behind-the-scenes tale we might not otherwise have heard. But Jessica and Octavia aren't just two professional women who are determined to work together and support each other, they're longtime friends! From their first days on The Help in 2011 to this very day, we're recounting how their beautiful friendship has bloomed.

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