Wednesday, 21 October 2009


I know I wasn’t going to do any more posts on ‘Precious’ until I have seen it on Sunday. However this is more about the actress Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe who was recently interviewed for The New Yorker.

There were loads of great quotes from her in the article, and others I have read, but this has got to be the best:
“They try to paint the picture that I was this downtrodden, ugly girl who was unpopular in school and in life, and then I got this role and now I’m awesome. But the truth is that I’ve been awesome, and then I got this role.”
I think I may be in love with her.
She also, in another interview on the Mariah Connection when asked about what she has learned since filming 'Precious' says:
”I’ve learned not to count myself out, because I didn’t see doing myself anything beyond being a receptionist. I didn’t. I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter what I look like. My talent cannot be diminished by my looks.”
Something everyone needs to remember, but so easily forget.

She will have a chance to prove herself again, this time in 'Yelling to the Sky" which is already filming and will be out in 2010. In this film she plays a bully, so at least she is already breaking the type casting and is getting out there and acting. Let's hope those people who think she won't have a career in film aside from 'Precious' are wrong.


Afrika said...

Thank you for these wonderful Precious updates. I get more and more obsessed with this movie everyday.

Michael Parsons said...

When you go and see it, try to do what I did. I lowered my expectations and went in with a very critical eye.

This may pump your expectations up further, but not only were my expectations met, they were exceeded.

Afrika said...

Thanks for the tip; I cannot wait.