Need to Meet: Gabourey Sidibe
By Thelma Adams
Photo Credit: Jon Kopaloff/Filmagic
How do you follow up a Best Actress Oscar nomination? Gabourey Sidibe, 27, signed on to play a lippy high school student in Showtime's new dramedy, The Big C. Here, she aces the MC questionnaire.
MC: What's your best feature?
GS: I have a nice smile, pretty lips, and big round cheeks. They help me look like a teenager.
MC: Sometimes I'm a bad friend when ...
GS: I complain about my life. I used to complain about boys or not being able to drive or failing a test. Now I complain about boys, not being able to drive, and leaving home so much.
MC: What's one thing most people don't know about you?
GS: I have a birthmark on the inside of my left knee that resembles an upside-down sea horse.
MC: I wake up thinking about...
GS: Facebook. My second thought is my boyfriend. OMG, I'm such a girl!
MC: Do you have a hidden talent?
GS: I can flip my tongue over. Only one in 10,000 people can. I learned that at Ripley's Believe It or Not!
MC: I can't go to sleep unless I've ...
GS: Watched at least two episodes of American Dad on Hulu or iTunes. It just feels familiar. It's like a lullaby.
MC: Most regrettable fashion moment?
GS: In the seventh grade, I was about to leave wearing a jumper, when my mom said she could see my panty line. So I just wore stockings. That day I broke my ankle, and the EMS cut my tights off. I got a full cast with no stockings on and no panties.
MC: What's something you do when nobody is looking?