You Never Know What She’ll Say: Gabourey Sidibe Talks New Movie And Dating!

December 15, 2012  |  


Academy Award-nominated actress Gaboury Sidibe is on top of her game and clearly living her life like it’s golden. Whether she’s telling behind-the-scenes stories from her latest film, Yelling to the Sky, or talking about her favorite date night spots, she is candid and never misses an opportunity to share a laugh.

On whether or not she prepped for her new movie Yelling to the Sky:

Not a lot. I’m from Bed-Stuy, and I grew up in Harlem so all of the things that happened in the film I’ve seen in real life. So I guess I’ve always been preparing to take on a role like that. That’s why it was so honest, and it was so familiar for me so I didn’t have to do a lot of research at all.

About that guy we saw her with last year:

Wait, what? (laughs) That was like a year and some change, it almost two years ago! That boy has been gone. Game over. That was my ex-boyfriend, and he is very, very “ex” now. I am currently not dating anyone, or maybe I am dating everyone. I love being a grown woman in my own apartment in New York City. You know hanging out with who I want to. I don’t have to call home to make sure some man knows where I am all the time. I am really enjoying that life right now.

Check out the hilarious Gabourey and the full interview over at ESSENCE

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  • Rosetta’s stoned

    I like her personality. But have mercy…she NEEDS to lose some serious weight.

  • Ann

    I love Gaboury. She is one of my favorite actresses. She is black and beautiful

  • DTJ

    She is African and the long tradition (now in some countries they are focusing on health conditions) is thr bigger you are it shows you are wealthy: how much you eat =how much can afford and vice versa. In Korea an African woman told me I would be considered dirt poor and would be “fattened up” lol being that big isnt healthy but if you truly love all things “black” it would behoove people to do research

    • Live_in_LDN

      Gabourey Sidibe is african AMERICAN and has grown up with AMERICAN cultural norms not AFRICAN. I very doubt she has been to Africa and if she has it is probably as a tourist. Plus I highly doubt you are the anthropology expert you are projecting yoursef as. Africa is a large continent, you are not specific about the country or tribe in Africa you are talking about. I doubt you even know yourself. Yes in cultures which are poverty striken, larger people do equate to wealth but not all of Africa is poverty striken so you have to be specific.

      • thakidnevalies

        She said she has spent much time with her father’s family in Africa, so yeah she’s been there.

        • Live_in_LDN

          Thanks for letting me know. I stand corrected. Though her obesity shouldn’t be justified through the African culture lense.

  • JettMane

    that’s what happens when women make more than their man, they don’t listen to him.

  • Jenny Bee

    Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.

  • scandalous7

    hell if she can date around, mayb I can.

    • BAPS



    I like her and all but being that heavy is not healthy. She doesn’t need to be a toothpick but her current weight is outta control. Sorry

    • ieshapatterson

      Same here.she seems like she’s a great preson,but being that big is unhealthy.

    • polly

      Let some folks tell it, there is nothing wrong with her weight.

      I’m glad to see some of us are not in denial and using the very tired, “she probably has a medical condition” excuse.

      Her camp need to put her on a healthy eating plan.

    • for real now?

      For the love of God! I think Gabby knows she is fat. Losing weight is a battle period. This sister is doing something very positive in her life and all you can focus on is her weight… really?!?!
      I bet this sister could find the cure for cancer and some superficial person will still talk about her weight. SMH

      • angie

        why is it always ok to point when someone is too skinny and criticize them for that but when you mention the obvious about someone is overweight people get pissed its such a double standard. Look what industry she is in people focus on looks in general anyway just like you go around and judge men who you may like..

  • HoneyDipp

    I really like her. Despite the shade she gets, she always seems so upbeat and personable. Go girl!

  • Yeppers

    Alright young lady that’s what’s up!! Focus on your career and getting to the money. Half these broad focused on showing they a$$ on tv and fighting over naked kings magazine covers will be here today GONE TODAY!! Your films and movie roles will live on. Keep that attitude sis!!

  • UmOk

    Alright Gabby!! Do that girl!!! Luv her.