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VIDEO: Octavia Spencer Chats A KID LIKE JAKE, & More on THE TODAY SHOW

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer visits TODAY to talk about her latest film, "A Kid Like Jake," about a child with gender differences whose parents are trying to get him into a New York kindergarten. Spencer calls it "a way of opening dialogue," and also talks about the disparity in pay faced by women of color in Hollywood.

A Kid Like Jake stars Jim Parsons, Claire Danes, and Octavia Spencer. The film, directed by Silas Howard, will be released June 1, 2018.

The film is written by Daniel Pearle and is based on his 2013 play of the same name. A Kid Like Jake had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2018

In the upcoming film, A Brooklyn couple has always known that their four-year-old son is more interested in fairy tale princesses than toy cars. But when his preschool director points out that his gender-nonconforming play may be more than a phase, the couple is forced to rethink their roles as parents and spouses.

Check out the clip below!

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