Octavia Spencer’s post-Oscars splurge: “I’m going to get my boobs lifted”

I have no idea why I’ve ended up feeling bad for Octavia Spencer – she’s on her way to (very likely) winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar on Sunday, plus she’s getting a ton of exposure and press and work because of The Help. She’s got lots of friends in the industry, and for my money, her red carpet style has been much better than her Help costar Viola Davis’s. There’s no real reason for me to feel bad for Octavia… except that I think she’s getting asked questions that other Oscar-nominated actresses wouldn’t have to face. Or maybe Octavia is just bringing up these subjects, to draw attention to “issues”? I don’t know. I just wish people would stop talking about her weight. No one is asking Meryl Streep about her weight, you know? And with this new interview in Parade Magazine, I wish Octavia didn’t talk about wanting her boobs done. Damn, Octavia!

On her post-Oscar surgery splurge gift…
“Well, I am going to get my boobs lifted. That’s going to be my first gift. I’m going to do that. I figured going into my forties I want my boobs where they were when I was 17.”

But she’s definitely waiting until post-Oscars…
“Oh definitely post because right after the Oscars I start a Diablo Cody movie. We’re taping out of the country for four months so I wouldn’t be back here until about August. So I would want to do this around November. Then that way I could just relax until January.”

On her favorite celebrity encounter…
“I can’t say one experience is better than the other one but if I had to, I would say Steven Spielberg. I saw him quite a few times and he was always smiling. And I literally probably looked like a stalker. He and Oprah. They’re right there together. Oprah changed my dream of what I could be and Steven influenced every ounce of my artistry. I think he’s just the best ever. The fact that I got to do a movie for his studio and had conversations with him is like ‘Oh my God.’”

When she first moved to L.A., Keanu Reeves helped her when your car broke down. Has she run into him since?
“No, I haven’t, but I still go to all of his movies on opening weekend.”

[From Parade]

Her body, her choice. If she wants her boobs lifted, more power to her. Just don’t deny it after the fact, O! And since I know everyone hates when I talk about my boobs, let me talk about ‘em. When they’re really big, you often find yourself daydreaming about what it would be like to simply have high, perky C-cups. You imagine a life without back pain, a life where you can try on cute blouses without the cheap buttons popping off. You dream of a day of wearing a clingy V-neck dress and not feeling like a day-shift hooker. I’m just saying… I’m feeling Octavia here. I just wish she didn’t feel the need to be critical of her body during a time in her life/career which should be all happiness and glory.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Helvetica says:

    She’s almost 40, WTF?
    I always thought she’s in her early 30′s

    • smith says:

      She’s beautiful and a really nice change up from the usual “Hollywood type.”

      But I don’t know …maybe lift a dumbbell or two or try some cardio before you run off to have major surgery.

      Don’t get me wrong, I think all the intrusive questions and chatter about anything other than her acting ability is ridiculous and unfair. But obviously it’s affecting her since she’s freely offering such personal information.

      I just wish people would invest in themselves a little more (no matter how much you love this woman, you have to agree that some gym time and perhaps a change in diet would not hurt) before deciding to cut their bodies and put themselves through trauma. Altering your breasts will not make that second photo look any better. Exercise will.

      Are people THAT lazy??

      • Helvetica says:

        I really agree with you that anyone would be better of with exercise compare to expensive plastic surgery.

        But it’s a bit different in her case though. She wants to lift the boobs not to lose weight.
        You can’t lift boobs with any kind of exercise, only surgery will.

      • Cirque28 says:

        Smith, how much exercise does Octavia Spencer currently get versus how much would you recommend?

        I actually agree with you– exercise is one of the best beauty enhancers. But I fail to see why you’re putting it in terms of “this is her current figure + her boobs are getting lifted = obviously she is lazy.”

      • HadleyB says:

        if you have saggy boobs from having large breasts all your life, or weight loss/gain .. no amount of working out will lift those babies.

        You can work the muscle behind the breast but lifting it with weights? No.

        And as a fitness fanatic who weight trains and has had her boobs done ( due to gain/loss etc .. I can attest to this. My arms however benefited greatly from trying ..lol

  2. samira677 says:

    I think there’s a lot of questions about her weight because she’s a frontrunner. The woman from Bridesmaids is just as big but she isn’t getting the same attention. I also don’t think she feels bad about how she looks.

  3. joxjooze says:

    I think she looks just fine,
    and she’s dressed really nice in all these pics!

    • Lilalis says:

      I agree, except for that black skirt monster in the last pic, that thing is terrible and doesn’t do her any favours.

  4. Sisi says:

    She’s my favorite red carpet lady this season.

  5. Blue says:

    I want a boob lift as well. Went up 2 cups sizes during pregnancy, plus breast feeding for 10 months. Yikes.

    Back to the topic at hand, I’ve been noticing that all these magazines have been asking women inappropriate questions; about their sex life (younger actresses) and weight (when they bigger than the “norm”). It really seems disrespectful and unnecessary. I’m sure these women (some)have more to offer than just how many men or women they’ve been with or how much they would like to lose.

  6. Eleonor says:

    A friend of mine after losing a lot of weight had her boob lifted (she was in her middle 20′s ) it’s not like she is putting some bimbo implants, she is making better what she has,if she is ok with that it’s ok. And yes it’s sad people asking her constantly about her weight.

  7. bea says:

    That’s the kind of plastic surgery I can get behind. I wonder how long the recovery is……..

    That last pic, with the skirt with feathers……not a good idea. She usually looks FANTASTIC – always age-appropriate and dressed up – but that skirt is unkind.

  8. LeManda says:

    I know that’s the first thing I would do with my oscar money!!!

  9. Asli says:

    I love Octavia.

  10. Julie says:

    I had a reduction almost 6 years ago, and it’s the best thing, and insurance covered it. I was 43 when I got it done and wished I hadn’t waited so long to do it – but I did have to wait til after babies, so oh well.

    • Nan209 says:

      My mom had it done too and 20 years later still thinks it was the best thing she ever did for herself. She can buy shirts without worrying about how it looks to men or other snarky women. Now that I have big saggy boobs from having a kid ( they got big but then never went back) I’ve considered getting a lift. Why? Because I want to, not for any other reason. It isn’t because I think DD is really that unusual….just that stores don’t like to stock past D cup sizes.

  11. Amanda says:

    Hahahah good for her! I love my hometown girl!

  12. Delta Juliet says:

    I’d love to get a lift also……late 30′s, two kids, a total of 2 years of breatfeeding. It would be nice to have them high and perky again! I’m not really a plastic surgery kind of girl, but if I WAS, that is what I would have done.

    • Eleonor says:

      I’m not even into plastic surgery, but a boob lift, after losing weight, or breastfeeding, it’s something I can totally relate to. Because you can make diets, or workout the hell out of you, but for the boob shape you can’t do that much.

  13. AlaskaJoey says:

    A lift and reduction are not the same thing, though. Often lifts are accompanied by implants, because the reason for a lift is they are sagging more because they aren’t as full as they used to be. It’s not clear to me from her statement which one she’s going for.

  14. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I’m getting a reduction this year. I’m 5’6 150 pounds and I’ve been a g cup since 10th grade. I was even smaller then, but at least gravity and youth were on my side. Two kids later and at 27, not so much but I am afraid to go under the knife. I put it off partly because my husband objected and then I had kids but I’m scared. I’ve never had a broken bone or anything at all in life and the idea of getting sliced open scares me.

    But this is going to be the year. I’m getting in shape and praying I make it off the table. lol

  15. normades says:

    I’m confused about this “lift” thing. They are so big, where will they be lifted to?

    • BW says:

      You see how her breasts look in that dress with a bra that’s hiking them up? Well, a lift will make them look like that without a bra on (well almost). It makes them look better naked, and in a bathing suit, and you don’t need such an industrial strength bra, etc.

  16. BW says:

    I just had a lift on one side and an implant on the other (for reconstruction). The lift was to reposition the nipple so it was in a line with the other one. A lift will be different depending on the shape of the breast, but they move the nipple up and pinch in some of the breast below so the breast doesn’t droop. The lift was a piece of cake. I’m still trying to get used to the implant, though.

  17. mln76 says:

    Yeah as a big-boobed chick it’s the one plastic surgery I’ve always planned on getting.

  18. MST says:

    Well, I am a C-cup and my girls were never perky at all. I wouldn’t like to have a lift. though because I heard that it leaves a pretty nasty scar. If I had extra money I would pay off my mortgage. But it’s her money and her boobs — go for it, Octavia!

    • BW says:

      The scar depends on the type of lift you need. Mine was done with a type of cutting instrument called a “cookie cutter.” Basically, they cut a circle around the nipple, and then a larger circle offset higher and them move the nipple up. The scar is around the edge of the nipple and doesn’t show.

      There are also lifts where they pinch in the area below the nipple which leaves a vertical scar. It depends on whether your get keloids (lumpy scars) or not whether the scar will show. Mine doesn’t show at all.

  19. gg says:

    TMI! Some things, mostly boob things involving surgery (!) are to be kept to yourself. Also TMI is that weird black skirt monster she’s got on.

  20. ramona says:

    As an A-cup, I do wish I could experience Proper Breast-Sized Breasts just for a day… but alas. I’ve found it’s amazing what a good bra can achieve, though!

  21. Sumodo1 says:

    Getting an Oscar doesn’t come with prize money, LeManda. Octavia would be spending her own money for the surgery.

  22. T.C. says:

    When she first moved to L.A., Keanu Reeves helped her when your car broke down. Has she run into him since?
    “No, I haven’t, but I still go to all of his movies on opening weekend.”——-That is such a nice story. I can’t help liking Octavia, she’s more down to earth and honest. She doesn’t like the body questions but she still answers them. It’s her breasts and if she wants to do some work on them either reduction or lift then go for it. I just hate the fake implants why put in a foreign object into your body ladies?

  23. Scarlet Vixen says:

    I’m so glad to hear other ladies say they want breast lifts, too! :-) I’m 32, a DD cup, and after breastfeeding 2 kids for 14mos each my breasts definitely don’t look like they used to in their glory days. I’ve already asked my husband if I can have a lift and tummy tuck (damn stretch marks) for my 40th b’day.

  24. BabyCakes says:

    I’m really not trying to be mean at all…. but she should think about getting her arms lipoed and lifted as well.

  25. benny says:

    Hey, good for her! I don’t think us snarky readers care when celebs get surgery, we only care when they obviously lie about it, as if they are sooooo genetically superior to everyone else. If she’s honest, good for her.

  26. Wendy City says:

    She is more likely going to get a reduction and a lift at the same time.

  27. Isa says:

    Do people really hate when you talk about your boobs? I don’t!
    But as a small chest person, I dream of the day when I’ll be able to wear a clingy v-neck dress and fill it out. I think the biggest disappointment was that I wasn’t able to exclusively breastfeed my children like I wanted to. But, I hear you. Too much of a good thing isn’t always a good thing!

    Octavia dresses very well for her body type. Except for that black skirt. Ugh. But other celebrities should take note!

  28. Sara says:

    I think any woman who has larger breast or who had kids can understand the desire for a lift.

    I’m not into plastic surgery or anything but I would consider a boob lift. You can exercise and lose weight and be in great shape but NOTHING will put your breasts back where they were before pregnancy.

    So yeah, more power to her.