Gabourey Sidibe a 'normal working actress'

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A heartwrenching drama film based on the Sapphire novel "Push". Set in 1987 Harlem, the main character is an overweight 16-year-old African-American girl named Precious Jones (Gabourey Sidibe). Impregnated twice by her mother's boyfriend, Precious has two children including one who suffers from Down syndrome. She's also emotionally and physically abused by her mother (played by Mo'Nique). Because she's illiterate, Precious gets into a special program that connects her with other alienated teenagers as well as a teacher (Paula Patton) who becomes her mentor and biggest supporter. Mariah Carey also stars as a social worker.
April 4th, 2011

Gabourey Sidibe lives the life of a "normal working actress".

The 'Big C' star - who was nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for her role in drama 'Precious' alongside Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz - confesses life has continued as normal since she became famous but she still finds it strange people know who she is.

She said: "My life is kind of normal as a working actress. It's not normal for a teacher or a student but it's kind of normal for a working actress.

"More people know than I know them and that is not normal. It certainly is strange and it's not without its scariness."

The 27-year-old actress is most scared of the fact she can say she has "fans" and is a "celebrity" when she considers herself no different from anyone else.

She added: It makes me feel strange to say that I have fans and it makes me feel strange to say that I'm a celebrity, because I don't believe that I am.

"I just think that I'm a girl with a job that everyone can see."