Gabourey Sidibe's Exciting Plans For the Future

Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry are determined to make Precious's Gabourey Sidibe a big star.
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Gabourey Sidibe’s Exciting Plans For the Future

Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry are determined to make Precious’s Gabourey Sidibe a big star.

-JoAnna Zulli

Gabourey Sidibe

She may not have taken home the Oscar for Best Actress, but Gabourey Sidibe is a winner nevertheless. Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry have big plans for the 26-year-old, whom they plucked from obscurity to play a troubled teen in their award-winning movie Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. “Her career is just beginning and they both feel she’ll be brilliant in the acting profession,” a source tells BettyConfidential. “They are behind her one hundred percent.”

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And that’s given Gabourey the confidence she needs to pursue her passion. “She is taking acting classes and planning on honing her craft as an actress,” reveals the source. “Gabourey feels if Oprah and Tyler have faith in her, others in Hollywood will, too. She’s just on top of the world.”

Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, and Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey, who can next be seen playing a bully in the upcoming film Yelling to the Sky, recently signed on to Showtime’s The Big C, which premieres in the fall. In the dark comedy series about a suburban mom and teacher (Laura Linney, a fellow Academy Award nominee) who has terminal cancer, Gabourey will play one of Laura’s students in a recurring role. The source reveals that Tyler is also creating a role specifically for the actress for his Madea franchise, in which her character will be entangled in the lives of Madea’s family. Even Oprah is going all-out to promote her young protege: she is consulting close friend and director Steven Spielberg about Gabourey’s future. “Oprah knows her time has come,” says the source.


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0 thoughts on “Gabourey Sidibe's Exciting Plans For the Future

  1. Ann13 says:

    She’s so awesome, good for her!

  2. kitty says:

    What I love about Gabourey is her attitude — she really seems to love and accept herself. What a great lesson for us all.

  3. uptowngirl says:

    I’m so glad to hear that! She’s a really talented dramatic actress, and she seems to have great comedic timing. I can’t wait to see what else she does!

  4. dollface says:

    if you’ve got oprah working magic for you, imagine the possibilities

  5. jessica03 says:

    she obviously has talent. She has a big future ahead of her. I know for one that she’ll be a great example to women and girls. Being famous doesnt mean you gotta be stick skinny.

  6. littlequeenie29 says:

    Howard Stern needs to get over his obsession with “perfect” women. He is a pig through and through. He is not a good-looking man and I don’t understand where he gets off thinking he can judge women the way he does. She was excellent in the movie and if she has talent, she has talent regardless. I wish her all the best.

  7. clasifyd1 says:

    Gabourey is lucky with all the support she has!

  8. mommomof11 says:

    I say, Great News! I Love the fact that you Celebrate “YOU”! I think you’re Wonderful,and deserve all the Success that comes your way! “God Bless” You,a Great Fan! Best of Luck with All you DO!

  9. Melfunkshn says:

    I think that she has only gotten famous because of her weight. Now other stars and even regular people can say “Oh, good for her! She’s so talented!”, and feel good about themselves for supporting a fat person.

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