Posted by | RayCornelius
Ever wanted to know what it is like to finally meet your favorite idol and have a bad experience? Just ask rising star Gabourey Sidibe.
The ‘Big C’ actress revealed recently on Bravo’s Watch What Happens the time she met her favorite actress Joan Cusack and the discouraging advice Cusack gave her about working as an actress in Hollywood.
Apparently, WWH’s host Andy Cohen asked Sidibe, “What celebrity were you most disappointed by when you finally met them?”
Sidibe simply replied, “What celebrity was I disappointed by? Oh, and it’s not in a mean way, because I know that she meant well. I met Joan Cusack, who is my favorite—I love her—but, it was before I became [famous] or whatever. I was at some industry party, and she says, ‘Are you an actress?’ And I said, ‘Yeah!’ And she says, ‘Oh honey, you should really quit the business, it so image-conscious.’ ”
Needless to say, Sidebe did not take that bit of advice from Cusack but went on to star in the 2009 film Precious for which she received an Academy Award-nomination. The full-figured, cocoa-brown starlet has created quite a buzz in Hollywood since her ground breaking performance and has gone on to star such films as The Tower Heist with Eddie Murphy and Seven Psychopaths due out this year.
Tell us what do you think about Joan Cusack’s advice to Gabourey Sidibe?