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Gabourey Sidibe Hopes 'For More Diversity In The Years To Come'

Gabourey Sidibe Hopes 'For More Diversity In The Years To Come'

Gabourey Sidibe is all smiles while hitting the red carpet at the premiere of her new film The Brothers Grimsby held at the Odeon Leicester Square on Monday (February 22) in London, England.

The 32-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Annabelle Wallis, Mark Strong and his wife Liza Marshall.

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That same day, Gabourey was spotted arriving at the BBC Radio 1 Studios to promote the flick, which hits theaters on March 11th!

“I would hope for more diversity in the years to come. I’m sure there will be, there was enough noise this year with talk of boycotting,” Gabourey told the BBC, referring to the 2016 Oscars controversy. “I think a lot of people are boycotting, I’m not boycotting but I’m also just not going. I’m just looking forward to more diversity in the years to come. Obviously there needs to be more diversity in who gets nominated, who gets to play, and who gets to vote. I think that’s the key, you can’t change one without addressing the other.”

FYI: Annabelle is wearing a Valentino dress.

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Credit: Daniel Deme, Mario Mitsis; Photos: WENN, AKM-GSI
Posted to: Annabelle Wallis, Gabourey Sidibe, Liza Marshall, Mark Strong

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  • Ariana

    Not going? were you even invited? They only invites nominees and presenters and special guests. Stupid fat woman!
    BTW, she was offered to play Katniss in HG but she declined. Blacks can’t whine and cry about not getting roles and opportunities and then turn them down!

  • j k

    you can try a change in your diet for diversity

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  • xyz

    LOL, hats off to u!

  • xyz

    They hire animals to play human roles, case in point this Sidibe species, what more diversity do u want?

  • Gina

    I knew people would go the predictable route and bring up her weight as a deflection tactic. Such a cop out.

  • Legendary Trolly

    She looks awful! No hate, just honesty!

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    GOOD LORD. I don’t know how it’s possible, but she’s even heavier than the last time I saw her on a celeb blog. It’s like her skin and body are strained to the breaking point. And she has the audacity to lecture someone else about anything. Girl, straighten yourself out before you tell others what they should be doing.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Agreed. Her extreme obesity is shocking and off-putting, and it’s hard to focus on anything she’s saying when she takes this arrogant stance like she has the right to lecture anyone else.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Agreed. Her extreme obesity is shocking and off-putting, and it’s hard to focus on anything she’s saying when she takes this arrogant stance like she has the right to lecture anyone else.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    I don’t believe she was EVER offered to play Katniss. Gaby has never been thin – at least not since she’s been an actress. No one would offer such a physical role to someone so obese.

  • Legendary Trolly

    Yea I feel you! Take ya fatazz and get surgery! She probably thinks that she has to get on a diet, and lose weight the “hollywood” way, and go on the front of a magazine and tell people her story!

    That would be nice, but when your this size, we use words like “grotesque” and “unhealthy” to describe it!

    She doesnt have to get bypass, just get all the fat removed from her arms and body, and then start eating healthy afterwards! She has no time to wait, train, exercise, just get the weight off asap!

  • Gina

    It’s completely irrelevant to what she was talking about.

  • Gina

    It’s completely irrelevant to what she was talking about.

  • Gina

    It’s completely irrelevant to what she was talking about.

  • Ariana

    She said she was and they wanted her to go under gastric-bypass surgery but she said no. Anyhow, she can’t complain about blacks not being given roles when they are. She herself was nominated for an Oscar so why is she complaining?

  • Ariana

    She said she was and they wanted her to go under gastric-bypass surgery but she said no. Anyhow, she can’t complain about blacks not being given roles when they are. She herself was nominated for an Oscar so why is she complaining?

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    This race-pandering crap is like a social club. If you want to stay in the good graces of the club, you have to come out and make a public comment on the matter to “prove” you’re on the “right” side. Like Meryl Streep with her STUPID “we’re all from Africa anyway” comment. Those whose comments don’t toe the line – like Charlotte Rampling – are bullied and harassed and called a racist.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    This race-pandering crap is like a social club. If you want to stay in the good graces of the club, you have to come out and make a public comment on the matter to “prove” you’re on the “right” side. Like Meryl Streep with her STUPID “we’re all from Africa anyway” comment. Those whose comments don’t toe the line – like Charlotte Rampling – are bullied and harassed and called a racist.

  • Legendary Trolly

    Doesnt matter! Everytime I see her, its the first thing that comes to mind! The elephant in the room!

  • Gina

    Ya, she’s fat. That punch line was only effective years ago when it was still fresh. Now on to more important topics. You’re the bitch in the room, that’s the first thing that comes to my mind. I’m sure if this were Rebel Wilson, you wouldn’t be giving her the same treatment.

  • Ariana

    I agree with you alot. This whole race issue is stupid. Seriously when did it become obligatory to nominate a black or a colored actor every year for the sake of it? It should be based on the performance not skin color. This shows that its the black who are the most racist.

  • Ariana

    She looks really unhealthy . I am sorry but this is one woman who needs surgery in order to fix herself up, and its not for plastic surgery reasons! She could die of a heart attack at a young age due to being obese.

  • Legendary Trolly

    The nail, right on the head!

  • Legendary Trolly

    The nail, right on the head!

  • Legendary Trolly

    I cant stand Rebel’s fat azz either, but Rebel isnt unhealthy! Precious is very unhealthy, and its hard to not-notice it! I read your comments you post on articles! Everytime I run into your comments, I notice you have a habit of being very positive when speaking on ALL celebs, and I appreciate that! But my comments werent coming from a negative place! Im just saying, she needs to get help before its too late!

  • Ariana

    Gina is actually a racist with double standards.

  • Gina

    I’m actually not always positive when talking about celebs, you must have caught me on a good day. But how do you know Rebel isn’t unhealthy? That’s awfully presumptuous. By what standards did you use to come to that conclusion, and are you using the same standards when judging Gabourey? I do think both Rebel and Gabourey could stand to get in shape, but that’s neither here nor there for me.

  • Legendary Trolly

    Im black btw, so I dont want it to seem like Im white choosing side! To me Rebel is just a regular fat person! I mean Im sure both of them are unhealthy to a certain extint! But Gabby looks flatout grotesque and obese Lol

  • Legendary Trolly

    She likes Drake, and I see her leave positive comments on allot of artist of different races

  • Ariana

    She is very racist actually.

  • Legendary Trolly

    I disagree!

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