The cast of the movie Hidden Figures, including Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, and Kevin Costner, attended a special screening of their film at the White House on Thursday. Apparently, the meeting was supposed to be with First Lady Michelle Obama only, but President Obama managed to stop by to say hello. And boy howdy, was Octavia Spencer excited about that, as evidenced by this official White House Instagram showing her making the best face.
The picture was taken right after she met President Obama, as he was shaking the hand of Kevin "The Bodyguard" Costner. The caption for the White House's Instagram reads,
That face when the President drops by for a visit. Today, the cast of Hidden Figures visited the White House to highlight the stories of Americans who defied stereotypes and broke glass ceilings to advance human space flight, science, and innovation.
Octavia Spencer re-posted the White House's Instagram on her own account, because why wouldn't you re-gram yourself meeting the president, right? Her repost of the picture included the same caption, only she added, "Our screening was with #FLOTUS but #POTUS surprised us. Humbling bc he has a million things to do but stopped by to say hello!!!! @tarajiphenson"
Octavia Spencer's face is the best part of that Instagram, but the framed picture on the wall behind her of what appears to be President Obama pointing to himself in the mirror is a close second. What even is going on that picture? Is he giving himself a pep talk? If so, seems like it worked. Note to self: talk to the mirror more often.