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Octavia Spencer almost used prop money with Ryan Reynolds’ face on it to pay for Halloween candy

Octavia Spencer Almost used prop money – with Ryan Reynolds’ face – to go shopping.

During an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” the actress opened up about the time she nearly used a prop item from her upcoming Christmas musical “Spirited” when buying Halloween candy. Spencer joked with Fallon that she was glad she realized the money was counterfeit, before attempting to use it, admitting that she “could have gone to jail” for using counterfeit bills.

“I’m glad I’m one of those people who likes to be prepared, because I’m looking at a $100 bill, and I’m like, ‘Ben Franklin looks really weird.’ I realized it was a prop of ‘Spirit.’ And I almost paid with it,” she explained. “It’s a prop from set, and I looked at it on the floor and thought, ‘Wow, that’s great, it looks real.’ And I thought, because I’ve never had money in my wallet, that’s what I’ll remember.”

In his defense, Spencer argued that it had been more than a year since the film was filmed and that it was natural for him to forget, swiping the fake bill off the set.

Octavia Spencer almost used prop money to buy Halloween candy this year.

Octavia Spencer almost used prop money to buy Halloween candy this year.
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She had the bill she was looking at co-star Reynolds’ Let’s face it, but it looks similar to the average $100 bill because her hair is edited to look like that of the Founding Fathers. Spencer reveals that the counterfeit bill is no longer in her wallet as she now keeps it on her bookshelf along with other sets she has worked on.

In addition to Spencer and Reynolds, “Spirited” also stars Will Ferrell as the Ghost of Christmas Present. The film is a twist on the classic Dickens tale “A Christmas Carol”, but this time told from the point of view of the ghost, who begins to re-examine his life after choosing the wrong person as Scrooge that year. .

Earlier this year, Reynolds spoke candidly about how difficult it was to prepare for her role in the musical, explaining that she and the rest of the cast went to a seven-week theater camp to learn to sing and dance, some Spencer also found it difficult.

The actress explained, “I didn’t know what it took to be musical, because here’s the thing, we all sing every day.” “I don’t consider myself a singer, but I thought I might do it, because when you’re singing along to the radio, you sound great? You hit the notes, but you realized you’re very Singing less. They were going to have a microphone, so I thought I could use my little radio singing voice… and voice coach Eric Waitro was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll need you – project!’ “

"Enthusiastic," Which stars, from left, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer, have a twist on "Christmas Carol," This time told from the perspective of the Ghost of Christmas Present.

“Spirited,” which stars, from left, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer, is a twist on “A Christmas Carol,” this time told from the perspective of the Ghost of Christmas Present.
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Spencer says she “started to panic” when she told him and wondered who she signed up for, because she thought she was “going to hang around singing in[her]mouse voice the whole time.” Was”.

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When Fallon asked if she was going to be host of holidays This year, Spencer admitted that she doesn’t think that’s something anyone wants to do to her.

“I usually go home because it’s easy for me, but honestly, no one in my life would ever want me to host a party just because I have to tap out early,” she explained. “I’m ready to do before other people come, and if you’re hosting you can’t go, ‘Oh, guys, you know dinner is from 8:00 to 10:00’ , it’s 9:30.”

Spencer claimed she’s going to try hosting next year, and will give everyone an update on how it’s going.

Octavia Spencer doesn't host vacations at her home because she prefers to go to bed early, and she can't do that as a host.

Octavia Spencer doesn’t host vacations at her home because she prefers to go to bed early, and she can’t do that as a host.
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“Spirited” premieres November 18 Apple TV+,