Sally Hawkins is an English actress, who is most known for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, which garnered her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Octavia Spencer is an American actress and author. In 2011, she captured the hearts of many with her portrayal of Minnie in the breakout hit The Help. Since then, she has appeared films involved in the dystopian genre and historical drama genres.  Both will be starring in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, which is out now in theaters.

Screen Rant got a chance to talk to Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer on press day, where we discussed what were their initial reactions to hear the pitch for The Shape of Water and where inspiration from Elisa was drawn from.

I know Octavia. I know that both of you guys have been wanting ...

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