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Octavia Spencer, Sherri Shepherd 'Not The Same Person'

First Posted: 03/ 2/2012 10:29 am Updated: 03/ 2/2012 4:50 pm

Octavia Spencer Sherri Shepherd
Sherri Shepherd, Octavia Spencer

Sure, the Hollywood set has its fair share of famous-faced doppelgangers, but "The Help" actress Octavia Spencer wants you to know that she is not Sherri Shepherd. The Oscar winner took to Twitter Thursday night to share with her followers a message to "Dear Hollywood."

"Dear Hollywood: Sherri Shepherd And Octavia Spencer Are Not The Same Person but we are dear friends, LOL," Spencer tweeted.

What incident sparked Spencer's need to clear up the case of her mistaken identity?

Shepherd told "The View" audiences that while covering the Academy Awards red carpet, several celebrities approached the "30 Rock" actress with congratulations for her "The Help" Best Supporting Actress nomination -- accolades that were clearly meant for Spencer.

"So many people would say to me on the red carpet, 'do you think you're gonna win tonight?' They thought I was Octavia Spencer," Shepherd explained on Thursday's show.

Celebrities like Bo Derek and John Corbett were reportedly guilty of the red carpet snafu. But this isn't the first time Spencer has been confused with a fellow celebrity.

"LMAO @SherriEShepherd: the yr Mo won, people told me i was great in Precious...loved when i threw the tv down the stairs," Spencer later tweeted, referring to Mo'Nique's role in the 2009 film, "Precious."



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