Actress Octavia Spencer, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Help, is planning to turn producer.
"I don't have any role that I want to play. I want to be a producer. I want to be an activist. I was to be pro-active in bringing about work for men, women, boys, girls, everybody who is good at what they do and deserve a shot," contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.
After winning the golden statuette, Spencer admitted she was humbled by the accolade and hopes she could be a beacon of hope to aspiring actresses.
She said backstage: "I'm very humbled because I get to stand here and accept this award and I haven't really done anything.
"I hope that in some way I can be some kind of beacon of hope, especially am I am not the typical Hollywood beauty."
She will next be filming a role in an as-yet-untitled Diablo Cody project and will also work on Snow Piercer.