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Can we please have an honest conversation about Gabourey Sidibe?!

I don't care what her size is, my BIG problem is that she can't act her way out of a paper bag.

Her performance on AHS: Coven, is horrible beyond words.

Now, I'm not a hater. If someone would like to recommend something else where she is a shining star, I'll check it out.

But from what I'm seeing on my tv screen, she's in demand because of her weight, not her talent.

by Anonymousreply 15805/26/2015

It was so funny how she had to sit on a special chair at the 2010 academy awards, because Kodak Theatre chairs were too small for her big ass.

by Anonymousreply 111/02/2013

I've never seen her in anything before "Coven," but I have to admit she's pretty bad. So "Precious" was a fluke?

by Anonymousreply 211/02/2013

She had a reoccurring role on that Showtime dramedy about cancer. I watched two episodes and couldn't take it, or her. She has an oddly "valley girlish" delivery.

I've never seen Tower Heist, but am curious. Did she play Eddie Murphy's love interest. I got that impression from watching the trailer when it came out.

by Anonymousreply 311/02/2013

Link to this fact r1?

by Anonymousreply 511/02/2013

She was decent in Tower Heist...she played a Jamaican maid, but I don't remember her playing Eddie Murphy's love interest (although her character flirted with him).

The girl isn't a good actress, but she was effective in Precious.

by Anonymousreply 611/02/2013

She's worked hard to have what career she has. No famous parents helping those doors open (ahem). The girl has been attacked since day one and I think a lot of is unwarranted.

by Anonymousreply 711/02/2013

Her face is so fat it makes it difficult for her to move it in the subtle ways that can be an actor's bread and butter. Not even trying to be mean, but it is just the truth.

by Anonymousreply 911/02/2013

Melissa McCarthy is fat and she's actually a pretty good/emotive actress.

Gabourey Sidibe reminds me of Roseanne (a horrible actress who actually won an Emmy). Being fat is their schtick...

by Anonymousreply 1011/02/2013

Also, you can tell from the many scenes of her eating in AHS: Coven, she wouldn't mind filming all day. None of that fake eating-for-the-camera for her.

by Anonymousreply 1311/02/2013

Apparently it was tough to find an actress who fit the physical type required for the role of "Precious." There aren't a lot of young, plain, morbidly obese black actresses out there. Sidibe auditioned for the roll; I think it was an open casting call. Despite her lack of acting experience she got the role of Precious because she looked like the character.

I saw "Precious." I found her performance to be very uninspiring. She was boring and unconvincing. But she was praised to the skies for it, which is amazing. I guess all that gushing about her performance was the politically correct thing to do.

She doesn't really have any talent. That's been confirmed by her other attempts to act. She's a novelty. A very BIG novelty.

by Anonymousreply 1511/02/2013

[quote]Sidibe auditioned for the roll

She probably thought it was a cinnamon roll.

(BTW, the word you were looking for is "role.")

by Anonymousreply 1611/02/2013

Her weight issue is a sticky situation. She only gets roles because she's fat; however if she lost weight she'd never work again because she can't act.

by Anonymousreply 1811/02/2013

She didn't have to do or say a whole lot in Precious, just act sad adn miserable. It was Moniques movie.

by Anonymousreply 1911/02/2013

She didn't annoy me in [italic]Tower Heist[/italic], but her lack of ability is painfully obvious on AHS.

by Anonymousreply 2011/02/2013

I don't understand criticism of her in AHS. She's delivering what's required of her. No more, no less.

by Anonymousreply 2111/02/2013

When Precious was released, Howard Stern was almost right when he said she will never find work again. Well she found work, but there aren't many rolls, roles, rauls, that she can do. My suggestion to her...disappear for a year, lose a ton of weight, blow everyone's mind and get a TV show. If Mo'Nique can do it- she can too.

by Anonymousreply 2211/02/2013

She's had two profile shows since. She doesn't need career advice.

by Anonymousreply 2311/02/2013

high-profile

by Anonymousreply 2411/02/2013

That's why I can't watch the show anymore, it's simply too grotesques. And I'm not talking about Gabourey.

by Anonymousreply 2611/02/2013

Emmy for precious!

by Anonymousreply 2711/02/2013

Why can't she get her tummy stapled?

by Anonymousreply 2811/02/2013

[quote]Melissa McCarthy is fat and she's actually a pretty good/emotive actress.

McCarthy is fat; Sidibe is morbidly obese. She won't live to see 40 if she doesn't fix her fat ass up.

by Anonymousreply 2911/02/2013

I think she was praised so much for her performance in "Precious" because the character was so different from her real personality. It kind of shocked people I think. She played a poor, miserable, depressed, mumbling girl while in real life she's a happy, bubbly, valley girl ( a more articulate version of a valley girl). However, I do agree that "Precious" was really Monique's film.

by Anonymousreply 3111/02/2013

Melissa McC also does mostly (if not all) comedies, and generally pretty broad humor at that (no pun intended.)

by Anonymousreply 3211/02/2013

What is it with those amongst us who so virulently hate fat/overweight people? The invective hurled their way astonishes me sometimes.

My mom and grandmother were the same way. Are they trying to make themselves feel better? I honestly don't understand.

by Anonymousreply 3311/02/2013

There's no way in HELL OP would have started this thread if she wasn't:

1) Fat

2) Black

by Anonymousreply 3411/02/2013

I've found her acting passable in other parts but on AHS her line delivery is so flat...even on her almost death bed last week, her comeback to Kathy Bates had no oomph or anything remotely in character. The only believably given line she has done is when she told Emma Roberts, "Bitch, I will EAT you!"

by Anonymousreply 3611/02/2013

She's been cast as "sullen teenager". There's certainly nothing inspiring in her acting, but she's doing job. Nothing special. See also: Emma Roberts.

by Anonymousreply 3711/02/2013

Fat / obese is not a minority.

Is a fucking choice.

by Anonymousreply 3911/02/2013

BET or MTV should have spun off "Precious" as a one hour weekly drama. Precious works well as a figure of melodrama and a weekly serial would be perfect. Good theme song, recurring and guest characters, a major crisis every week. The show would win all kinds of awards: "The most depressing and entertaining show ever." An inner city soap opera with a big heart, like "Ugly Betty" without its cloying camp.

by Anonymousreply 4111/02/2013

Yeah, OP, an honest conversation is what you wanted.

by Anonymousreply 4211/02/2013

R42, that sounds simply awful. I assume it's a parody post.

Precious has AIDS at the end of the film. I always figured that her character died within a year.

by Anonymousreply 4311/02/2013

A parody post, r44? I liked my idea! People got AIDS back then and are still alive. The show could include death scares for Precious every now and then to boost ratings. Btw, Sapphire did write a sequel to "Push" called "The Kid" that received very little attention. It is about the Precious' child and his adventures growing up, very sordid and floridly written.

by Anonymousreply 4411/02/2013

Does she wear Capri pants?

by Anonymousreply 4511/02/2013

I love her.

by Anonymousreply 4611/02/2013

yes r35, since we are so kind to skinny white people like Gwyneth and Angelina.

by Anonymousreply 4711/02/2013

I think Gabby is tolerable on AHS, but I prefer the high-functioning down-syndrome girl, she's fascinating. Hope she can still get work after AHS, I think she should be a star. A character actress star of course, I'm not saying a huge one.

I haven't seen Precious yet but I'm definitely curious.

by Anonymousreply 4811/02/2013

She's actually sort of funny in Tower Heist but that's because her Jamaican accent was good.

She's amateurish, however, in Precious, The Big C and AHS: Coven.

by Anonymousreply 4911/02/2013

"You know why they're obese? It's the PORTIONS they're given."

by Anonymousreply 5011/02/2013

How much does she weigh?

by Anonymousreply 5111/03/2013

I'd watch r42s show. Hell Teen Mmo is damn bleak and people love that shit.

by Anonymousreply 5211/03/2013

GS was surprisingly funny when she hosted SNL. But her acting is fairly bad on AHS. Not as bad as the one with Downs Syndrome though.

Still, you would think that if she really wanted to have a career in Hollywood that she would at least give half an effort to shed some pounds.

by Anonymousreply 5311/03/2013

I think Jamie Brewer, the actress with Down syndrome on AHS is ok on the show. She is more likeable and has more of a presence than other DS actors like Chris Burke and Lauren Potter.

Out of the younger cast members on AHS, I don't think any of them will be huge. They will stick to TV work.

by Anonymousreply 5411/03/2013

r9 is correct.

by Anonymousreply 5511/03/2013

[quote]How much does she weigh?

With or without makeup?

by Anonymousreply 5611/03/2013

Funny this thread is about Gabby when Hollywood is littered with blonde haired and blue eyed women that can't act for shit. Lord the world is going to end by letting a fat black chick get some acting jobs.

by Anonymousreply 5711/03/2013

But who pretends the blue-eyed talentless blondes can act, r58? I have the feeling some people pretend GS can act because they don't want to catch any flak.

by Anonymousreply 5811/03/2013

Nobody pretends the blonds can act. We constantly talk around here about what a piece of wood Goop is r58. Just because you've got your head buried in your ass doing your I'm A Victim routine, doesn't mean the world stops spinning in the meantime.

by Anonymousreply 5911/03/2013

She's no Meryl Streep but so fucking what.

by Anonymousreply 6011/03/2013

No man is a Meryl.

by Anonymousreply 6111/03/2013

I LOVE Mo'Nique, her comedic timing is perfection. I watched "Grandma's Boy" just to see her and she is a friggin scene stealer.

by Anonymousreply 6211/03/2013

She's this generation's Audrey Hepburn.

by Anonymousreply 6411/04/2013

r17. W&W.

by Anonymousreply 6511/04/2013

It would be funny to show Queenie sit on and break each of the toilets in the house and then have everyone assume that it's a manifestation of a new Supreme power.

by Anonymousreply 6611/08/2013

I forgot that Mo'nique won the Oscar for Precious. Good for her!

by Anonymousreply 6711/08/2013

Does anyone know why Mo'Nique hasn't appeared in any film since Precious? Is it intentional on her part (I noticed her comment critical of Hollywood politics in her victory speech)? Does she not want to play "the game" or was she expecting people would flock to her with roles? Would she have been better than Oprah in "The Butler"?

by Anonymousreply 6811/08/2013

r69

Same reason as Rita Moreno didn't make a film for the rest of the decade (bar one b-movie) after WSS.

by Anonymousreply 6911/08/2013

[quote] Does anyone know why Mo'Nique hasn't appeared in any film since Precious? Is it intentional on her part (I noticed her comment critical of Hollywood politics in her victory speech)? Does she not want to play "the game" or was she expecting people would flock to her with roles?

I suspect her unwillingness to play the game played a part, as did the fact that she did a TV show not long after (her talk show).

But most sadly, it's probably that we still don't have a lot of parts for African-American women. Not too many options. A handful of TV roles...but in movies, unless you're doing Tyler Perry movies, black women are playing historical figures...because the people in charge in Hollywood aren't willing to tell contemporary stories.

by Anonymousreply 7011/08/2013

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by Anonymousreply 7111/08/2013

The first episode of AHS I saw I thought she was bad, (it was the one where the bull head stabbed her) but went back and watched On Demand episodes and I think she is okay. She is supposed to be grumpy and weird and some of her lines are funny and she delivers them well. I do agree with r49..the Down's Syndrome girl is a pretty good actress. I can see all the thoughts on her face and she delivers her lines well..and while she plays one of the most pleasant characters on a show of unpleasant one, she doesn't push the "Oh look I am a Down's kid, please love me," like that Corky kid did.

I wonder though if Precious looks at Angela Basset and is like "DAMN" but I would think all teh women on the show think that. JL looks like a shriveled corpse next to her.

by Anonymousreply 7211/08/2013

Nobody cares OP! Take your ass down to the welfare school aint gonna help none!

by Anonymousreply 7311/08/2013

I like her.

by Anonymousreply 7411/08/2013

the Down's Syndrome woman is a wonderful actress. Gabourey is okay, but not great. She's believable in terms of her character's backstory, and she is actually pretty good when she's supposed to be terrified. She's less good when she's supposed to be snarky.

by Anonymousreply 7511/08/2013

I loved her in Precious but I agree she is weak and miscast on AHS. Her weight is also a big distraction next to all the skinny actresses on the show. She just feels out of place.

by Anonymousreply 7611/08/2013

[quote] JL looks like a shriveled corpse next to her.

People like you are the reason JL started fucking with her face in the first place. Asshole.

by Anonymousreply 7711/08/2013

I am an actor and Gabourey is good. The character may be under-developed on Coven, but Gaby is doing her job well. She is realistic and in the moment, but the role is a bit vague. Hopefully the writers will flesh it out and the kid will have more to work with.

by Anonymousreply 7811/08/2013

R79 is an actor and thinks GS is good. Jesus Christ. Do you live in some group home where you act in skits? GS shows no range within a limited character, which is possible for an actor. She can't enunciate. I doubt if given more than a few lines of dialogue she could actually memorize them.

She's terrible. She'll probably always be terrible because she doesn't have any talent. None. In some ways she reminds me of that actress Ann Ramsey in "Throw Momma From the Train." She got a Best Supporting nom, I think. Mainly because she was playing a cranky, ugly, old woman. Her only future in acting was playing ugly, old women.

But then she died....

by Anonymousreply 7911/08/2013

[quote] She can't enunciate.

Co-sign.

by Anonymousreply 8011/08/2013

Say what you will about her questionable talent, but Gaby has been able to successfully parlay her 15 minutes of Precious fame into a respectable multi-film career alongside Hollywood's A-List.

Which is more than I can say for, say, Nikki Blonsky, another token "big girl."

by Anonymousreply 8111/08/2013

"Questionable talent" R83?

There's no "questionable" about it. She has no talent.

by Anonymousreply 8211/08/2013

[quote] She's worked hard to have what career she has. No famous parents helping those doors open (ahem).

That's cute that you think that. She never wanted to be an actress. She was going to college for a degree in psychology. She went along to support a friend at an audition and they hired her instead

by Anonymousreply 8311/08/2013

And for everyone calling for her to lose weight . . . usually I recommend obese people to shed some pounds, too, but why on Earth would she lose the weight that makes her a sought-after novelty in Hollywood? If she were thin and attractive (with the same lack of acting ability), do you really think she would be getting all of these roles? Her weight is her bread and butter (pun intended).

by Anonymousreply 8411/08/2013

..and yet I makes more in a year then you ever will in your lifetime.

by Anonymousreply 8511/08/2013

R16 nails it for me!

by Anonymousreply 8611/08/2013

She's a good actor and I hope she keeps getting work. I do hope she will get control of her weight because we know it is an early death sentence...the same with Melissa McCarthy.

by Anonymousreply 8711/08/2013

She is dreadful on AHS:C

by Anonymousreply 8811/08/2013

Her delivery on AHS is normally flat, but when she had the comas or whatever, she did pretty well with the emotional part if her awakening.

by Anonymousreply 8911/08/2013

[quote] She went along to support a friend at an audition and they hired her instead

Happens all the time

by Anonymousreply 9011/08/2013

If that no talent clown Justin Timberlake can get roles why can't Gabourey Sidibe? Hollywood is saturated with mediocre white people who have no talent but op is complaining about one fat black girl who is being given the oppurtunity to act. I would rather see Gabourey Sidibe instead of Kristen Stewrat who couldn't act to save her life.

by Anonymousreply 9111/08/2013

eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww she is so fat and ugly

by Anonymousreply 9211/08/2013

Gabourey doesn't have talent, there's not really way to argue against that. But plenty of pretty, skinny, white girls in Hollywood get roles and also don't have a drop of talent, so I can't really get my hackles up over her.

by Anonymousreply 9311/08/2013

let's not, OP

by Anonymousreply 9411/08/2013

r97 That's why Sidibe annoys many posters on this thread. The crux of the issue: they're in the basement and she's not.

by Anonymousreply 9511/08/2013

[quote]I don't understand criticism of her in AHS. She's delivering what's required of her. No more, no less.

That's what it feels like to me - it doesn't feel like the directors have any expectation that anyone on set will act. Even Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates are these to just chew the scenery.

by Anonymousreply 9611/08/2013

Ryan Murphy put her in a fast-food uniform in AHS, since can't imagine a backstory for her that isn't stereotypically classist and racist. Because she's not thin and gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 9711/08/2013

[quote] That's why Sidibe annoys many posters on this thread. The crux of the issue: they're in the basement and she's not.

I remember Gabby Sidibe on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and she revealed that she once met Joan Cusack at a Hollywood party, and Joan told her to quit acting because she'll never get roles.

I'm sure that GS faces the same type of vitriol hurled at her by Datalounge, on a daily basis, and yet she keeps going.

You have to have very thick skin to work in Hollywood, and probably have to face 1000 rejections for every acceptance, so I'm sure she doesn't give two shits what anyone here thinks.

The main thing is that she is employed, and I'm sure that's all she cares about.

Now whether or not she can act, is a separate issue. Personally, I don't think she can act, but some of you here insist on inter-twining her acting ability with her looks, which is what I really find offensive.

by Anonymousreply 9811/08/2013

I've been critical of her acting here strictly based on her lack of talent.

However, being offended by intertwining her ability with her looks, makes no sense at all.

She gets roles because she's morbidly obese. Her "abilities" are minimal at best, but to the extent they exist at all they are inextricably linked to her appearance.

by Anonymousreply 9911/08/2013

Yeah, she's pretty bad in AHS. Distractingly so. It's like she shows up after reading her lines an hour before, and makes no attempt to act her character.

Especially when contrasted with Lange and Bates, who are both great, and the rest of the cast who all hold their own.

by Anonymousreply 10012/05/2013

I love Joan Cusak. What a cunt!

by Anonymousreply 10112/05/2013

She did an amazing job in Precious which launched her career. Yet I think she had the benefit of it being her first role otherwise people would have thought she always acted like that in parts.

by Anonymousreply 10212/05/2013

I really want to like her but I have to agree with OP. She's just not a good actress and seems to only getting roles because of her unique look.

by Anonymousreply 10412/21/2013

She was good in Precious and in the Eddie Murphy movie. On AHS she is okay but some of that is the writing as in we don't know much about any of the girls. When she nails it, like during her bit describing Madison to the witch's counsel, she nails it. Queenie is a tough girl who does not give a fuck.

The interesting thing is that if you watch an interview with Gabby she is NOTHING like any of the characters she plays so there is some sort of thought process going into it. Whether it's the right one or not is unclear in some cases.

by Anonymousreply 10512/21/2013

I like Gabby and her acting reminds me of the native woman on that Alaska show that was great--it had a moose walking around in the intro.

by Anonymousreply 10612/21/2013

Seems like a nice girl, but her acting is terrible. PERIOD.

by Anonymousreply 10712/21/2013

Her acting ability is limited; limited to playing obese, plain, sullen, monotone-voiced black girls.

by Anonymousreply 10812/21/2013

She's not at all monotone in real life, so there is some ability there. However, her talent appears rather limited.

She doesn't compare to Kathy Bates, who is also fat.

by Anonymousreply 10912/21/2013

I don't begrudge her success. I'm happy for her. But, I'd agree she's not the best actor. Of course she's hardly the only one "making it" in Hollywood who isn't a great actor. She was fine in Precious. I'm sure since she's a black woman and since she's super big (and not really in a workable way), it will generally be over sooner rather than later. So, she should ride the wave for as long as it lasts.

by Anonymousreply 11012/21/2013

Not sure why people are putting GS and Melissa McCarthy in the same category. McCarthy is actually very talented and about 300 lbs. lighter than GS. There is nothing similar there.

by Anonymousreply 11112/21/2013

Melissa McCarthy does get a lot of hate because of her weight like GS does. But I agree R115, McCarthy is very talented. I don't think GS is horrible, but she's not that great. I think McCarthy will have a solid TV career for years to come and she probably won't do a lot of movies.

I don't see GS being on future seasons of AHS. Most of the viewers don't care for her and Ryan Murphy has likely figured that out.

by Anonymousreply 11212/21/2013

They should do an all-female reboot of "What's Happening" and Gaby can play Rerun.

Snide and sarcastic Dee would now be a bitchy black queen.

by Anonymousreply 11312/21/2013

Agree, it has nothing to do with her physicality, her voice is emotionless on AHS.

by Anonymousreply 11412/22/2013

[quote]why on Earth would she lose the weight that makes her a sought-after novelty in Hollywood?

Because she'll have an early death?

GS does what I call "Porn Star" acting. Every line she delivers is pretty much flat accept when she has to be angry. You notice in porn movies how "alive" the actress become when they have beat someone up or cuss them out? Then they go dead again.

I too am an actor. And I remember my teacher telling me "Anger is the cheapest of emotions, try to avoid it." GS is bad, plain and simple. And she is not growing. At least someone like a Justin Timberlake is trying to grow. GS is serving up the same thing. And she is awkward to look at. TV is a visual medium, the light doesn't hit her well.

HOWEVER, I must say I am equally miffed by how Angela Basset acts with every muscle in her face. Me she feels she must over enunciate to make up for GS.

by Anonymousreply 11512/22/2013

[quote]HOWEVER, I must say I am equally miffed by how Angela Basset acts with every muscle in her face. Me she feels she must over enunciate to make up for GS.

I get what you are saying, but it is American Horror Story. I think she is purposely going for a bit of camp in her performance which is fine for that show. Lets be honest, it is a little hard to overact on AHS.

by Anonymousreply 11612/22/2013

[quote]Melissa McCarthy does get a lot of hate because of her weight like GS does.

In person, Melissa McCarthy is probably the same size as most of your aunts out there. It's just on screen that is blown way out of proportion when you're standing next to humans who have starved themselves down to various jutting angles.

GS on the other hand, who looks enormous on screen, probably looks enormous in person as well.

by Anonymousreply 11712/22/2013

[quote] I think she is purposely going for a bit of camp in her performance which is fine for that show.

Angela does this in everything. She practically sucks her lips back into her head to pronounce, "Who."

by Anonymousreply 11812/22/2013

She fat. She knows it. Got lots of fat rolls that show it.

Gross.

by Anonymousreply 11903/17/2014

If she's going to be in Freak Show why didn't she play the fat lady? Instead they have her at school and her acting is unbelievable, A fat lady I could believe.

by Anonymousreply 12011/13/2014

There are so many actors and actresses who are just as talented / untalented as Gaborurey and they get work based on their work. Here is a short list:

Everyone who was ever on Baywatch

This is a fat shaming thread. Just sayin'

by Anonymousreply 12111/13/2014

I'm sorry op I just don't care enough

by Anonymousreply 12211/13/2014

Her nose and mouth are slowly disappearing between her cheeks - "ooooh you are awful, chance would be a fine thing"

Seriously though, terrible, really really terrible at working out.

by Anonymousreply 12311/13/2014

I didn't like her performance in Empire either. Her character is so irrelevant that any beginner/cheap actors can play and no one would care. But why do they need to cast Miss Sidibe to play, I am sure she is not cheap.

by Anonymousreply 12403/16/2015

She'll make her career playing the Hattie McDaniel ouevre in all the remakes.

by Anonymousreply 12503/16/2015

And she can't sing.

by Anonymousreply 12603/16/2015

Did she go on a diet yet?

by Anonymousreply 12703/16/2015

Her weight is distracting when I see her on Empire.

by Anonymousreply 12803/16/2015

Gabourey certainly has hit the gay-hate trifecta: fat, black, and female.

by Anonymousreply 12903/16/2015

[quote]McCarthy is very talented. I don't think GS is horrible, but she's not that great. I think McCarthy will have a solid TV career for years to come and she probably won't do a lot of movies.

Please. Melissa McCarthy is a shrill, one-note, unfunny performer who remains employed only because the fat frauen in Middle America identify with her. That sitcom she's been winning Emmys for is unbelievably awful and so is the rest of her work.

If she has a solid TV career for years to come it'll be because she's a white woman with frau appeal.

by Anonymousreply 13003/16/2015

I like her a lot on Empire.

by Anonymousreply 13203/16/2015

Fat, darkie alert at R131

by Anonymousreply 13303/16/2015

[quote]If that no talent clown Justin Timberlake can get roles why can't Gabourey Sidibe? Hollywood is saturated with mediocre white people who have no talent but op is complaining about one fat black girl who is being given the oppurtunity to act.

It's easy to see why R91 was so upset. After all, DL is filled with praise for Justin Timberlake's fastastic acting talent and his fabulous singing and dancing. We just can't get enough of him.

by Anonymousreply 13403/16/2015

[quote]She is just not getting any breaks because of her skin color.

I should be the secretary on that Lee Daniels soap opera! Me! I'm the one who won the Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 13503/16/2015

Gabourey Sidibe is so fat......

"How fat is she?"

by Anonymousreply 13603/16/2015

shes the worst actress to work regularly. and for god sake, someone put sleeves on that girl

by Anonymousreply 13703/16/2015

I happened to watch The Big C, American Horror Story and Empire. I gotta say, her acting kinda ruin the character for me. I don't think she can act. That's just my opinions. Feel free to correct me

by Anonymousreply 13803/17/2015

This.

by Anonymousreply 13903/17/2015

She got the role in "Precious" due solely on her appearance. There aren't that many morbidly obese young black actresses out there; they settled for her because she looked the part.

Her acting in "Precious" was overpraised to the skies.

She really doesn't have anything resembling talent. But she's a "type" and if there's ever a part for a morbidly obese black girl she'll be the frontrunner for it.

by Anonymousreply 14003/17/2015

Exhibit A: Empire

Gabourey plays personal assistant "Becky"

Ta'Rhonda Jones plays personal assistant "Porsha"

Gabourey is 100% forgettable (except for her size) in the role. She's not "good", she's not "horrible", she's just... there.

Ta'Rhonda Jones, meanwhile, steals every single scene that she's in.

by Anonymousreply 14203/17/2015

this is a follow up question to the author of reply 140

So why do you think Hollywood is making so much effort to purposely writing a morbidly-obese-black girl role in their scripts so they can cast her on their shows/films?

by Anonymousreply 14303/17/2015

[R142] I couldn't agree with you more. That's why I don't understand why she keeps getting these types of roles that no one really cares, and the worse part is, she couldn't make those roles interesting either.

by Anonymousreply 14403/17/2015

R141, you are a psycho asshole retard. Now go suck "Gabby's" rancid clam, shrimpdick.

by Anonymousreply 14503/17/2015

The one who surprised me in "Precious" was Mariah Carey. No makeup and did a pretty damn good job in her role. I didn't even recognize her at first.

by Anonymousreply 14603/17/2015

Gabourey played a lesbian in independent film "Life Partners," which played at Tribeca Film Festival last year.

...

In the Tribeca Film Festival flick Life Partners, Gabourey Sidibe plays a lesbian friend of the main star, Leighton Meester (also stepping out of her Gossip Girl shoes and playing a lesbian, when she's not playing a "tart" in the current Broadway production of Of Mice and Men). Out magazine sat down with Sidibe, best-known for her Oscar-nominated turn in Precious (not to mention her witchy role in American Horror Story: Coven), to talk about the role.

“I just really wanted to play a lesbian, which I guess is sort of nerdy,” Sidibe said. “My best friend in the entire world is a lesbian and I just thought it would be fun.”

In the process of filming, Sidibe found that putting up a wall between straight and gay characters was not the best way to approach it.

“Once I showed up in this role, I realized actually how playing a lesbian is not different,” Sidibe explained. “It’s all about the story, and it’s the same thing. It’s the same as playing a straight person. But I really did like it, because this character got to be a little bit of a pimp.”

When asked what lady she’d like to have as her life partner, Sidibe got playful. “Can I like have a harem of ladies?” she asked. “Because I would love to marry and be life partners with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I’d have to bring them together.”

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by Anonymousreply 14803/17/2015

She sucks on Empire. And she doesn't care. She's getting paid. There is no motivation to be better or look better. Daniels needed to cast an older woman in the role. Someone who could take on Lucius and take no shit. GS acts like a twelve year old girl. And yes. She is absolutely gross to look at. Repulsive. Which, given her lack of talent, makes it just that much more puzzling as to why she keeps getting work.

by Anonymousreply 14903/17/2015

R147 is the mental defective who keeps screaming about "racism!" This loser troll is crazier than a shithouse rat. Fuck off, troll.

by Anonymousreply 15003/18/2015

"Which, given her lack of talent, makes it just that much more puzzling as to why she keeps getting work."

Her talent lies in what she did to Mo'Nique on screen. It's not who you know, it's who you....

by Anonymousreply 15103/18/2015

She was better than Emma Roberts that's for sure.

by Anonymousreply 15203/18/2015

She is a terrible actress! She ruined season 3. No emotion, so fake. And honestly her weight is not good for her, she needs to lose weight. She's far too large and her poor health has to be suffering.

by Anonymousreply 15305/26/2015

"So why do you think Hollywood is making so much effort to purposely writing a morbidly-obese-black girl role in their scripts so they can cast her on their shows/films?"

Hollywood ISN'T "making so much effort to purposedly writing a morbidly-obese black girl into their scripts so they can cast her on their shows/films." What the hell makes you think that? Gaby Sidibe still manages to get work, but it's MINOR work. She hasn't had a major role since "Precious", which stands to reason. She's not very talented and she'd definitely NOT leading lady material.

by Anonymousreply 15405/26/2015
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