TV DIVAGAL EXCLUSIVE: Gabourey Sidibe's Showtime Guest Stint Revealed!By Delaina Dixon | January 4, 2010 | Entertainment
Welcome back, fellow TV DivaGals (and guys!).
As you know, I got to chat with Precious star Gabourey Sidibe, whose riveting performance earned her a Golden Globe nom and another acting gig ΓÇô this time on Showtime’s The C Word, the star confirmed with me exclusively.
The upcoming series stars Laura Linney as a suburban housewife and mom who learns she has cancer.
Gabourey filled me in on Linney’s character Cathy, who is a teacher by trade, as well as her own.
“I play Andrea, and she’s kind of a douchy girl,” she spilled.
“Her teacher (Linney) has cancer and is kind of looking at the end of the her life, so she takes this interest in Andrea and wants to change hers.”
Sounds a little familiar, Gabourey! But the actress is quick to tell us the difference between Andrea and Precious.
“Andrea’s mean,” she laughs. For the light-hearted star, that is going to be a stretch!
The new series also stars Oliver Platt and is directed by Bill Condon, the man behind the movie version of Dreamgirls. (Another title TV DivaGal loves!)
Look for Gabourey in the series’ pilot episode.