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‘Red Band Society’: Octavia Spencer Teases The ‘Mystery’ Of Nurse Jackson

Wed, September 17, 2014 6:05pm EDT by Add first Comment
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‘Red Band Society’ is the newest teen dramedy that will inevitably steal your heart. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, who plays Nurse Jackson, previews what’s in store for her tough as nails character!

Red Band Society premieres September 17 and we’re already obsessed. The show focuses around group of sick kids living in a pediatric ward run by the likes of Dr. McAndrew (Dave Annable) and Nurse Jackson (Octavia Spencer). In a group interview, Octavia teases the “mystery” behind her strong-willed character.

‘Red Band Society’: Octavia Spencer Talks Nurse Jackson

Nurse Jackson is the nurse you definitely don’t want to get into trouble with. She’s tough, brutally honest, but at the end of the day, she’s all about helping a small group of teens and tweens residing in Los Angeles’ Ocean Park Hospital due to various illnesses.

Even though Nurse Jackson may seem like she has it all together, Octavia reveals that we don’t know everything about Nurse Jackson.

“I think that there’s a mystery there,” Octavia said in a group interview. “You want to know why this woman is the way she is and why she chose to be a caregiver. I think that the show of strength or what people think is strong is not necessarily the case. I think some of the strongest people are people who are quiet and not so brazen with their emotion. What’s interesting about Nurse Jackson is I think her strength comes a lot time in just her quiet moments.”

Octavia also detailed that we’ll continue to peel back the layers of her character with each new episode. 

“I think what you’ll learn about her as the season progresses is why she chose this line of work. You will determine whether or not she has a heart of gold or if she has a cold, cold heart, I guess.”

Red Band Society is such a refreshing coming-of-age dramedy. It’s a must-watch. You won’t be disappointed! Plus, Octavia is simply fantastic.

Red Band Society premieres Wednesday, Sept. 17 (9/8c) on FOX.

HollywoodLifers, will you be tuning in to Red Band Society? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson

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