On Thursday morning’s “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd talked about hosting Oscars.com’s red carpet live stream and said several stars repeatedly confused her for the star of “The Help” Octavia Spencer.

“So many people would say to me on the red carpet, ‘do you think you’re gonna win tonight?’ They thought I was Octavia Spencer!”

But “The View” host says she didn’t have the heart to tell people she wasn’t the Oscar winning actor they had in mind.

In January, Shepherd made a guest appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” and a live caller confused her for Spencer also. Yvette Nicole Brown who stars in “Community” also said she’s often confused for Spencer.

Read this online at http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/03/sherri_shepherd_on_oscar_red_carpet_sorry_im_not_octavia_spencer_video.html


Thank you for printing out this Colorlines.com article. If you liked this article, please make a donation today at colorlines.com/donate to support our ongoing news coverage, investigations and actions to promote solutions.