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Gabourey Sidibe Goes Down Under

Gabourey Sidibe Goes Down Under

Gabourey Sidibe attends the Australian premiere of Precious held at the Dendy Opera Quays in Sydney, Australia on Thursday (January 28).

The 26-year-old rising star spoke with the Sydney Morning Herald what it was like working on the film.

”Acting was a challenge because it was something I’d never done before,” Gabourey said. ”But I certainly wasn’t afraid to take on the role … Yes, she goes places emotionally. But it certainly isn’t some place I haven’t seen before.”

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  • brightside

    She looks bigger than ever….please slim down Gabby.

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  • ck_always

    Looks like the kool-aid man was ran over by a motorcycle.

  • vv

    she looks like king kong

  • juner


  • E

    Rising star????? In a couple of months we won’t hear about her anymore…

  • Sady

    She looks lovely! Red is a amanzing color against her skin :)

  • Sady

    amazing* ;)

  • wing

    for those who insist that gabourey sidibe’s healthy, i’d say don’t kid yourself. obesity IS a disease.

  • Hank

    She is very talented and could do more if she can control the weight.
    What a shame. I hope she steps up to the challenge.
    Too unhealthy for such a young woman.

  • michelle

    Is she a singer or something? Recently, I saw her a lot on this site. But I have no idea who she is. I’m very curious what kind of talent does she have? Did she release any CD or is she in a movie?

  • Carrie

    She was absolutely mesmerising in Precious and I hope it earns her dozens of awards.

    But for her health and wellbeing, I beg of her to lose weight. I really want to see this fabulous actress in more films for many years to come, however if she carries on like this (she looks actually bigger than she did in the film) I doubt she’ll be around much longer.

    Sorry for sounding so morbid but that’s just the reality of prolonged obesity.

  • yeah


    Yeah I agree, no offense to her and she was absolutely great in Precious.

  • norah

    She should not be wearing those sleeveless dresses which further exposes her arms…she should stay healthy cos she may not be given too many future opportunities to act if she remains that heavy…like Nikki Blonsky who has been out of the limelight lately.. maybe there aren’t too many roles for a very overweight girl like Nikki, no matter how talented she is…

  • jennifer

    Come on, Gabby! Get on that treadmill. You’re too talented.

  • Hank

    You have to see the movie, “Precious.”
    She stars in it with Mo’nique and Maria Carey.
    It’s a break-out role, the likes of which, Hollywood hasn’t seen that often.
    The movie is riveting and the story is important.
    It exposes all sorts of issues.

  • sarah

    She needs to lose 100 lbs.
    at least.

  • http://justjared FOXY BROWN

    I like her style and confidence. Like when she said, “I’m beautiful”. I thought –yes she is beautiful. I wish more girls/young women would believe they are natural beauties instead of believing they need to fit a certain standard to be beautiful. Good for you Gabourey!!! Stand tall and proud. How you feel about yourself shines through and you are beautiful, confident, and proud.

  • Mari

    Well said, @ Carrie. Fantastic actress with a promising future, but she has to lose weight for her own health.

  • goodlordy

    JARED!!! You trying to give me a heart attack. Good lordy me! Shocking!

  • Corve

    4ur first time she did good

  • yo sista

    lAWl LOVE her but Guuuurrrrrrrrrr no…… just no.

    Wish her the best, happy she’s happy.

  • Marion

    I think she really thinks she is going to win an Oscar hahahahhahaha

  • stop

    she’s adorable and darling, leave her alone
    bless her heart

  • laura

    Yea I guess she thinks she’s the next Jennifer Hudson, who was amazing in DreamGirls. I haven’t seen Precious so I can’t comment on her performance. I’d say Meryl or Sandra will take the Oscar this year.

    I hope for her health she loses weight.

  • edna

    I bet she will join one of those weight loss programs a be a suceess story, I hope so because she would look much better less heavier.

  • rocky


    Carrie, could be the dress and colour that’s making her look larger. Like so many of you, I agree she must concentrate on her health and hopefully she will. Jennifer Halloway (think I spelled her last name wrong) was a big lady when she did Dream Girls on stage and she slimmed down amazingly. I hope that Gab gets the help she needs. She was so amazing in ‘Precious’. Such a raw talent to get into that character.

    If she reads any of these posts, I hope she reads the ones that wish her well and will ignore that hateful ones that will truly hurt her heart. No one needs to read some of the horribe comments made by some very ‘UGLY’ people. We should be trying to give this young lady positive reinforcement so that we can see more of her acting down the road.

  • the truth

    You all need to stop talking about her that way.Why don’t you all talk about rachel bilson that way? She has no talented and she is so skinny. Look like she don’t get enough to eat. At least this girl goes to college to make something out are herself.And she is a role model to her race.Rachel isn’t no role to noone but herself.Its very hard for Black people to get ahead. stop juding people nad look in your own back yard.

  • Kassi

    I agree with Carrie, 110%

  • adrianna

    maybe she’s trying to slim down.. we don’t know!
    i think she’s a strong girl because she sure knows people are saying she’s FAT and blah blah blah but she still looks confident

  • Lex

    Oh no, not a sleeveless dress again.
    Back to square one.

  • foodiedatingsite

    She is so pretty!

  • FIcAT

    this is the other extreme of what a woman should not do ever!

  • xxx

    She is a talented girl. But she is dangerously overweight.
    Please, lose weight!!!
    It is disgusting and dangerous.
    Just work out for 30 minutes a day and lay off the burgers and it will start to fall off.

  • Unknown

    EWWWWW who is this thing?

  • Lollylips

    She really needs to lose some weight, not a size 6 but at least a 16, she would actual be quite a pretty lady without all that weight. I know she says shes happy the way she is, but is she that heavy because she thinks dark isnt beautiful so comfort ate?

  • king kong

    your mom smells like godzilla

  • king kong

    you guys seem to miss the point that if she were slim she never would have gotten the part and you never would’ve heard of her. she is a good actress and an amazing person. i’m sure all of you supermodels out there feel better calling her names, but i’m sure she couldn’t care less. whether she chooses to slim down for her health or not, it’s not your concern, anonymous people of the interwebs.