Gabourey Sidibe is heading from The Big C to American Horror Story: Coven.
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The Oscar nominee (Precious) has been added to the cast of the third season of the FX anthology series, showrunner Ryan Murphy revealed Monday.
"Thrilled to announce Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is joining the cast of 'American Horror Story: Coven,' " Murphy tweeted.
Sidibe joins a cast that includes new addition Kathy Bates and returning players Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy and Lily Rabe.
Details on just who Sidibe will play are being kept under wraps.
Murphy's announcement comes the same day that the final season of Showtime's The Big C: Hereafter begins its first of the cancer dramedy's final four episodes. Sidibe plays Andrea, an aspiring fashion student in the Laura Linney starrer.
While little is known about season three of the witch-themed American Horror Story: Coven, producers said at PaleyFest in March the series would again search for haunted places in America. Murphy previously told The Hollywood Reporter that next year would feature three characters playing real people, including previously announced castmember Bates.
"It's a really cool story that we've been talking for a couple years, and this seemed to be the year to do it," he said, noting the series will shoot in multiple locations, one of which is New Orleans -- the first time the series has exited its soundstage filming location.
Sidibe is repped by UTA, Principal Entertainment and Felker Toczek.
This kind of ruins the show for me. I'm uncomfortable watching her. She's just too obese.
Jessica Lange will eat her alive. Or will it be the other way around?
I am also disappointed in this bit of casting news, r2. How can I say this without sounding like a real twat? I cannot look at her for more than a minute without becoming repulsed. I don't even think she's that good an actress. Her casting makes me wonder if they are going to New Orleans for a possible Hoodoo flashback story line. Now flame away, Sidibe fans.
Didn't someone else already leak they're doing next season in New Orleans?
It's also been hinted at that it might involve a dance academy in NOLA, as part of Ryan Murphy's shout-out to SUSPIRIA, one of the greatest of all witch movies.
She can't act.
Let's add some men. Evan Peters doesn't quite cut it as a grown-up. Where's Dermot? Quinto? Even the overacting Denis O'Hare! Let's get some fresh new people, not just the same old same old ladies.
If they try her as a witch and hang her from a tree.... wait, they wouldn't do that, would they?
I'll probably end up seeing her on AHS before I ever see Precious. If she's good enough on AHS, maybe it'll inspire me to watch Precious.
Why are you so against watching Precious r9? It's by no means a subtle film but it's worth seeing.
I'm not "so against it" I just don't watch every movie. Some people like movies more than others.
There's no tree strong enough to hang her from. She'd take 22 hours to burn at the stake... 'mmmmm, steak' - Gabourey
I hope they've adjusted the craft services budget appropriately.
I hate all things Ryan Murphy. What a self-obsessed douche.
Expect a newt shortage if she plays a witch.
They're changing this season's title to "American Horror Story: Pantry"
You're terrible, R16.
Gabby AND Kathy? I'm sure AH3 will have the best craft services spread in California!
[quote]She can't act.
Neither can you, but she has twenty one acting award nominations. What's your point?
Then don't watch if you are so disgusted by her. She might do a good job on the show. I'm not a fan of her. But the fat jokes are old now.
[quote] Sidibe plays Andrea, an aspiring fashion student
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHHHHHHH..........fashion.....ow, my sides!
"Neither can you"
Speaking of 'What's your point?'...
Fat jokes are NEVER old.
how do you know op can't act r19? and you don't have to be a chicken to judge an egg.
Too many old ladies set for this season. Is that the target demographic?
[quote] Gabby AND Kathy? I'm sure AH3 will have the best craft services spread in California!
Except, they won't be shooting in California...
Have any of you seen the movie Burn, Witch, Burn! with gay hottie Peter Wyngarde? It was on TCM this month. It's so, so, so good! Make sure you watch it if they ever show it again. It's about witchcraft. The director must be gay because Peter's hot body was on display throughout.
I prefer Night of the Demon, which was loosely remade as Drag Me To Hell. It really needs to be put out on Bluray, some of the effects are quite good, especially for 1957.
Just a guess. Salem: the Witchcraft trials with an emphasis on the relationship between Abby, the original accuser, and Tituba, the Bajan slave. The twist: they really were witches. New Orleans: the Marie Laveau/Madama Delphine LaLaurie rivalry and possibly The Devil Baby of Bourbon Street. New York: a witch coven who's members were/are famous divas in the ballet world. The story is set in the fifties in a dance academy, as an homage to Suspiria. The plot: a rivalry/war between the modern day covens of Salem, New York and the Hoodoo Queens of New Orleans.
Her performance in Precious was amateurish because she was an amateur. She was amusing in Tower Heist but the Caribbean accent helped.
Jessica Lange will play a "Glamour Cat." As she says in the clip....what is a Glamour Cat?
[quote] Jessica Lange will play a "Glamour Cat." As she says in the clip....what is a Glamour Cat?
Grizabella the Glamour Cat
Grizabella the Glamour Cat
Who would ever suppose that that
Was Grizabella the Glamour Cat
She's really wooden in The Big C, but last season AHS cast a number of actors we barely got to see so I'm hoping she won't wreck it
I think this upcoming season of "AHS" will be a better vehicle for Gabourey than "The Big C."
Why can't Jamie Brewer come back? She played "the mongoloid" (as she was called on the show sometimes) in season one and worked really naturally with Jessica Lange. Ryan Murphy claims that Kathy Bates' character will be like Sarah Palin and so Jamie Brewer should play her daughter then.
So is Kathy is going to play a politician who sold her soul for power or a fundie witch hunter? Or both? I think Jessica is the glamorous Head Mistress of a school for dance and the Priestess of her coven. I hope Lilly Rabe gets to play a character from New Orleans. A sexy Cajun!
Fuck the haters. So hypocritical.
Sounds like the cast of a Madea movie.
They were really mean to Gabby in Seven Psychopaths....
Maybe she seems wooden because her face is so fat she can't make many expressions.
Wow r35, nice to see Ryan has the balls to skewer Sarah Palin and not deny it.
Yes it's so ballsy to skewer Sarah Palin.
I thought she was great in the Foster the People music video, "Don't Stop."
Actually, I just liked the video because of the cute gay guys at the end...
Game Change didn't skewer Sarah Palin, they played it safe and humanized her as much as mocked her. Kathy is the villain of season 3, if she's based on Palin, that's going to be a skewering.
I liked Game Change very much and at moments they did make her seem human overall it was very unflattering to Palin. Skewering her has been done before ....
I just hope they have a more focused story instead just throwing a bunch of ideas on the screen I doubt they will. Like Murphy said it's just a tv show...
[quote]Yes it's so ballsy to skewer Sarah Palin
and timely too.
"Just a tv show", some off-hand comment like that is supposed to sum up the show? Season 2 was very heavy on the pro-gay messages, it's a political issue Ryan cares a lot about. It might also be why he wants to go after Palin, a vocal homophobe (such as her photo-op purchasing Chik-Fil-A), her daughters as well.
That's great Murphy has pro gay stories but can't he give me a good tv show too?
AHs is fascinating to watch because of Lange and some of the other actors NOT because of it's anything goes(not one but 6 serial killers) story lines...
Maybe she'll star in season three the samw way Adam Levine starred in season two.
AHS is a good TV show, but I agree that in general he's pretty awful. I loved Popular, but that went off the rails in Season 2. Nip/Tuck had two great seasons and then lost its fucking mind. Glee? I think he thinks of Glee as an experiment and he doesn't even try to make sense on that mess.
But I like American Horror Story a lot.
AHS needs to bring back Ian McShane in some capacity. He was just epic as the "Killer Santa" who crucified the Monsignor ( Joseph Fiennes) last season!
A good horror story has to be based in reality...
Maybe Gabby will be in the show like Kelly Ripa's husband . I don't even remember him being on it ...
That was odd with Kelly Ripa's husband. He was like a glorified extra. Why did he fly all the way to LA just for that?
Are you kidding, R46? People LOVE to still hear about a 2008 vice-presidential candidate in 2013!
Also, how ELSE do you fill 41 minutes of a Bravo stand-up special?
They're not going to "hear about" Palin, the character won't be named Sarah Palin, it's just going to be based on her. It'll be a parody of her odious personality type, duh.
It's difficult to look at Gabby without becoming completely preoccupieed with her enormous size.
I don't know, maybe the casting of 'Precious' will work. Let's just be thankful that 'American Horror Story' didn't cast Mo'Nique and her ghetto talk and attitude.
R53, a lot of his scenes were cut.
I don't mind Gabby. Hope she does a better job than she did on The Big C, though. I agree they need more men. I know witches are supposed to be the theme, but it's an extremely old lady heavy cast right now.
It's a pity that Zelda Rubinstein is dead. This show would have been perfect for her.
R19, I think I love you! that was too good. For all you shallow queens that can't watch a show if someone fat is playing a role...I don't think AMH casting gives a damn.
R30, I like your thoughts on possible plots for the next AHS season especially your thoughts on the New Orleans part of the show.
I think it would make for an excellent season if they get into the lives of Marie Laveau and Delphine LaLaurie. I'd never heard of the Devil Baby of Bourbon Street but after a quick bit of reading about it the Devil Baby seems like a perfect fit for a storyline for the show.
Maybe if they did those story lines but set them in modern times?
I'll say one thing: this girl's got great "people." I remember people predicting that she'd never work again after Precious and she hasn't *stopped* working. Whatever you think about her, her size, or her talent, she is one of 7 (I think) Black actresses in HISTORY that were nominated for the Best Actress academy award. That definitely means something and holds some weight, even if she's not gonna be the female lead in tentpole blockbusters. And by all accounts, she's a very likable sweetheart on set. Being easy to work with also keeps getting you cast.
[quote]Whatever you think about her, ...she is one of 7Black actresses in HISTORY that were nominated for the Best Actress academy award. That definitely means something
Yes. It means she was a token of guilt ridden Hollywood and someone else more deserving of the honor of a nomination suffered and was looked-over by this young woman who'd done nothing to merit the level of accolades gushed on her, other than being born black.
r41 What power does Sarah Palin have?
Gabourey will portray a beautiful young dancer at Jessica Lange's academy who wants to make it as a professional ballerina.
Who will be the biggest cunt on set, Gabourey or Ryan Murphy?
Oprah, done with her
Why would Gabourey be a cunt? By all accounts, she's great to work with.
I think Murphy must have an obsession with EXTREMELY fat women. Nip/Tuck had a couple of storylines with huge women. Glee had Lauren Zises and that huge lunch lady.
ruh, roh. Gabby is on Jimmy Kimmel tonight. 11:35pm EST. Plus, Andy Dick. Sounds like a party.
[quote]Yes. It means she was a token of guilt ridden Hollywood and someone else more deserving of the honor of a nomination suffered and was looked-over by this young woman who'd done nothing to merit the level of accolades gushed on her, other than being born black.
Oh calm down, Mary. Look at the nominations year after year. It's always filled with people who've done nothing to merit the level of accolades gushed on them and they're all usually white, mostly young, "of the moment, it" girls.
[quote]Why would Gabourey be a cunt? By all accounts, she's great to work with.
Didn't Gabby cause problems by being a diva at the White House Correspondents dinner a few years ago?
(and I don't mean because she ate all of the NBC guest's entrees)
Sidibe snorts when she laughs. Yes, like a pig. Where is this "charm" some of you are talking about? I watched her on Kimmel and she was boring to listen and gross to look at. Kimmel tried his best to make her look interesting but the man is not a miracle worker.
R64 probably doesn't get upset when nothings like Ghoulia Roberts, Grease Witherspoon and GOOP get nominated for Oscars.
Thank you R70. Whenever a black female is nominated it's always a problem.
[quote]Fat jokes are NEVER old.
I keep reading fag instead of fat.
Gabourney is going to play the cauldron.
And Patti is now joining...
Who is Patti?
I wish it was Duke instead the biggest bitch of Broadway...
[quote] Who is Patti?
LuPone. Along with Angela Basset.
Dolls, I'm playing a witch. That's a stretch, I know!
I'm sure her sights will be hell bent on hogging the service trays on set during filming.
In this New Orleans-set season, Gabourey will lie on her back and bare her stomach to play the very important part of the Superdome.
In the finale it is revealed the whole season has taken place inside her belly button.
She's on Wendy Williams right now, Wendy commented on her perfume and Giblets said she "layers her scents". To cover the stench. Aaaand, she's snorting when she laughs. Just like Babe. Oh, and her last boyfriend was gay. Her head sits atop her Gabba the Hut like body like one of those milk chocolate talking M&M's. She's the full package.