Octavia Spencer Went Streaking After Barack Obama Won 2008 Election

Celebrity News Feb. 16, 2012 AT 3:07PM
Octavia Spencer Went Streaking After Barack Obama Won 2008 Election Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images; Abby Brack/Getty Images

When it comes to bets, Octavia Spencer is in it to win it, even if it means shedding her clothes!

"I went streaking after Obama was elected! I had to pay off a bet!," the 39-year-old breakout star told Us Weekly at the USA & the Moth event in West Hollywood Wednesday.

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When asked if the Help actress, who received an Oscar nom for Best Supporting Actress, could see history repeating itself come February 26 if she wins big at the Academy Awards, Spencer considered her options.

"Well, if a good-looking guy is attached and he wants us to streak together…late at night...where there are no people…that's about the most streaking I have left in me!" she laughed to Us.

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Speaking of guys, Spencer revealed to Us who will be on her arm at the big kahuna of awards season -- Tate Taylor, the director of The Help!

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"He wasn't nominated and I was sad about that, but he's been with me since the beginning of my career," Spencer, who brought her BFF Joshua Hopkins to the SAGs, told Us. "He's responsible for the success of the film so I couldn't think of anyone better I want to share that moment with than him! I am so excited."

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