This year ladies and gentle ladies (hee hee, did you catch the reference to girly men??), it looks like we have our vicarious candidate!
Gabourey Sidibe is the Oscar buzzed up star of the Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry produced, and Lee Daniels directed, film adaption of the book, Push: Based On The Novel By Sapphire, titled Precious, now playing in theaters.
In an interview with Black Book Magazine, Gabourey “Gabby”, talks about meeting Oprah for the first time, not wanting to disappoint director Lee Danials, and what kind of first impression co-star Mariah Carey really makes.
“I felt immense pressure to do justice to Sapphire’s story. I hate when adaptations get it wrong. Precious was Sapphire’s baby. I also felt responsibility to Lee Daniels, who chose me from obscurity and put me in the same room as Helen Mirren, Halle Berry, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. [all of whom had been in talks to star in the film]. Helen Mirren didn’t end up doing it, because she got a real offer that paid her money instead of chicken wings.”
Check the attitude people?? SUPER STAR POTENTIAL!
“The first time I saw her [Mariah Carey] was at Lee Daniels’ apartment. She walked in and behind her I saw a trail of glitter and diamonds–but that’s my perception of her, because she’s Mariah.”
With Mo’nique and Mariah by By Gabby’s side?? Oh yeah. Soul. Sister. Status.
Gallery Info:Gabourey Sidibe arrives at the screening of “Precious: Based On The Novel
‘PUSH’ By Sapphire” during AFI FEST 2009 held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on November 1, 2009 in Hollywood, California.