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Video| Gabourey Sidibe: Groundbreaker or One Hit Wonder?

It amazes (or confuses) people that Gabby isn't really Precious. Minds would be eased to know that this obese black woman is distressed, has low self-esteem, and is apologetic for her appearance. I will say this, you have to be an amazing actor/actress when people can't disassociate you from a character you portray.

While she stood on stage betwixt some of Hollywood's most revered and seasoned stars competing for 'best', all I could do was smile. She's truly held her own on this ride, exuding confidence and charisma greater than the average.

Now yes, I'm a weight loss blogger ... so my personal opinion will aways be pro-health. I will admit that my 'health at every size' understanding/ignorance will not allow me to believe that she is at her best health potential (go ahead, stone me). However, that doesn't mean she has to purport a discouraged aura or hop on the Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers star list to push something and make others happy. Let her be!

For those who continue to ponder if the Academy Award nominee has a career post - 'Precious' ... marvelous news, she does! I think her on screen and off screen appeal will provide even more opportunities. ~PC

"The Big C" (Showtime TV Series)
LOS ANGELES, CA – (March 9, 2010) – Oscar® nominee Gabourey Sidibe will make her way from the mean streets of ‘80s Harlem in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire to the cushy, modern-day Connecticut suburbs in the new SHOWTIME dark comedy series, THE BIG C. Sidibe, who guest starred in the pilot episode, just signed on as a recurring guest star in the half-hour series, which is headlined by multiple award-winner Laura Linney as Cathy, a repressed suburban wife and mother who reclaims her life after a terminal cancer diagnoses, Sidibe will play a smart-alecky student in Cathy’s class. [Source]

"Yelling to the Sky" (Independent Film - In Production)
Written and directed by Victoria Mahoney, In a depraved New York neighborhood, the youngest of three mixed-race sisters named Sweetness O'Hara, spends the better part of being seventeen navigating an identity between the known: a violent life of crime, and the unknown: a life of purpose and meaning. [Source]