Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of Fruitvale Station

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In addition to Grant’s death, Trayvon Martin had just been killed around the time Octavia Spencer was made aware of Fruitvale Station. She initially felt like she was too angry to take on the role of Grant’s mother, and that her anger wasn’t the best emotion to bring to the story. Then she read the script and was immediately captivated by Coogler’s storytelling skills. She knew she could play the role.

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