The Best Supporting Actress nominee also considers having kids, even as she nears 40

By Tim Nudd
Updated February 23, 2012 09:40 AM
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She’s earned it!

Asked by Parade if she’s planning a splurge gift to herself in the wake of her success in The Help, Oscar front-runner Octavia Spencer says she does have a little present in mind.

“I am going to get my boobs lifted,” she says. “That’s going to be my first gift. I’m going to do that. I figured going into my 40s I want my boobs where they were when I was 17.”

But don’t expect Spencer, who’ll be 40 on May 25, to debut her new look at the Academy Awards this Sunday, where she’s a favorite to win Best Supporting Actress – having already won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards, among others. In fact, it will be a little while.

“Right after the Oscars I start a Diablo Cody movie,” she explains. “We’re taping out of the country for four months, so I wouldn’t be back here until about August. So, I would want to do this around November. Then that way I could just relax until January.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Spencer, who is the sixth of seven children in her family, talks about wanting kids of her own.

“I hope the guy I choose is not an only child,” she says. “But I do want kids. I definitely want at least three, but I’m about to hit 40, so we’ll see.”

The 84th Academy Awards will air live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.