WATCH: Octavia Spencer Wore Three Sets Of Spanx To The SAG Awards

You know what they say about foundation garments. Oh wait. We don’t have a saying for those yet, do we? Well that doesn’t matter — the point is that Academy Award nominee Octavia Spencer felt the need to wear three sets of Spanx to the Screen Actors Guild awards this weekend. (Where she totally won the award for Best Supporting Actress in The Help.)

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Spencer explained the practice on Ellen DeGeneres‘ show yesterday, saying that “it’s wonderful because it gives you the illusion of an hourglass with the sand kind of spread out.” But if one pair of Spanx spreads the sand, what do pairs two and three do? To hear Spencer tell it, they just pinch you, in places you didn’t even know could be pinched. But at least she had a friend, Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy, to commiserate with.

“I ran into Melissa and said, ‘Oh my God, Melissa, I’m about to die. My Spanx are killing me.’ She said, ‘I just went to the bathroom and took mine off.'”

Naturally Spencer followed suit — to her her tell the story of getting out of her triple Spanx, watch the video below.

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[Ellen, Us Weekly]

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