Octavia Spencer Talks 'Hidden Fences' And Diversity In Hollywood In Her 'Saturday Night Live' Monologue

"I get it. There were three Black movies at the Oscars this year. And that's a lot for America."

Octavia Spencer opened her Saturday Night Live hosting debut with a monologue in which she reminisced about her previous roles — including the over a dozen times she was cast as a nurse before she landed the part of Dorothy Vaughan in Hidden Figures

"I guess I have what Hollywood calls 'resting nurse face,' " she joked before touching on how it feels to be part of one of the three films with African-American actors in lead roles that were honored during this year's awards season.

"So many people have been coming up to me saying, 'I loved Hidden Fences,' " she said in reference to the often-made flub committed on the red carpet. "I get it. There were three Black movies at the Oscars this year. And that's a lot for America.

But don't worry. Spencer has a plan to use the confusion to her benefit.

Watch her full monologue below: