Gabourey Sidibe: “I Was Told To Quit Hollywood”

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Gabourey Sidibe who made her acting debut in the 2009 film Precious, a role that brought her a nomination for the Academy Award revealed she was told to quit Hollywood by her favorite actress Joan Cusack.

Gabby appeared on “Watch What Happens” with Andy Cohen earlier this week when she was asked a question that gave an unexpected answer. Cohen asked Sidibe, “What celebrity were you most disappointed by when you finally met them?”

The actress replied Joan Cusack, the voice behind “Toy Story’s” Jessie.

“What celebrity was I disappointed by?” Sidibe reiterated. “Oh, and it’s not in a mean way, because I know that she meant well. I met Joan Cusack, who is my favorite 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’s so image-conscious.’”

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Sidibe tried to reassure the show’s viewers that she didn’t think Cusack said the comments in a mean way.

Cusack has yet to respond.

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