Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner on the State of Diversity in Films: ‘Diversity Starts When You’re Casting Films’

Hidden Figures star Octavia Spencer says the lack of diversity in films shouldn’t be blamed on the Oscars.

Following last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy — when only white actors and actresses were among those nominated in the four acting categories for the second year in a row — the 46-year-old actress explains that more films about minorities need to be made in the first place.

“I think that people really are putting the label of diversity in the wrong spots,” Spencer...

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