25 November 2013 1:22 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Hollywood Reporter's round table series adds its next installment Monday morning, assembling actresses Oprah Winfrey ("Lee Daniels' The Butler"), Julia Roberts ("August: Osage County"), Emma Thompson ("Saving Mr. Banks"), Octavia Spencer ("Fruitvale Station"), Amy Adams ("American Hustle") and Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave") to talk everything from summoning tears for Steven Spielberg to, er, "muff shots." Quote highlights below, plus full video. Missing from the panel are established actresses and strong Oscar contenders who don't like to travel from their hometowns -- Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and Judi Dench.On the best or worst piece of advice they've been given in Hollywood:Julia Roberts: It's going to be a long hour.Octavia Spencer: Well, I'll break that ice. When I first started acting, my acting teacher said, "Imagine if you're doing a scene and someone is out in the hall. If it sounds like you're doing a scene, »


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