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Will Ferrell Iconically Shuts Down Heckler Interrupting Octavia Spencer's Walk Of Fame Ceremony

The actor wasn't about to let a heckler ruin his 'Spirited' costar's special day.

Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony
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Things didn't exactly go to plan during Octavia Spencer's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony but, thanks to quick thinking from Spencer and her friend and Spirited co-star Will Ferrell, they got back on track pretty quickly.

The Hidden Figures actress' big day was interrupted by a member of the crowd who decided to heckle Spencer and Ferrell, declaring loudly and repeatedly that the event was "celebrating rich people."

The man interrupted with:

"We come to this universe to celebrate rich people! Look at all these rich people!"

Spencer and Ferrell both seemed a bit taken aback at first, but Spencer quickly rebounded.

She told the heckler:

"Ok, honey. Not on my day, Satan!"

Ferrell had just stepped up to the podium to praise Spencer for her achievement, and was actually in the middle of making a joke when the passerby started shouting. He took advantage of the mic to heckle right back.

Ferrell said:

"Not on Octavia’s day! Keep it moving. Keep it moving.

He then waved the man further down the street, saying:

"The wax museum’s down there. That thing is wide open."

He continued, lightening the mood with laughter:

"He’s got powerful lungs. He’s using his diaphragm.

When the man continued yelling, Ferrell said:

"Louder, please. They can’t hear you in Alhambra."

You can view a clip of Ferrell and Spencer responding to the heckler below:

People had a lot to say about the heckler, and Ferrell's response to him, on social media:


Ferrell was eventually able to get his words of praise out, saying of Spencer:

"Everyone here who has worked with Octavia knows this: She makes everyone better."

After accepting a certificate from the city of Los Angeles for her achievement, Spencer spoke about the experience:

"It took me a minute to absorb the profundity of this moment. The culmination of my dreams realized, hard work rewarded after a fair but healthy amount of failure and rejection."

The actress later shared her joy on Instagram.