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During a sit down with Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen on his chat show “Watch What Happens: Live”, “The Big C” actress Gabourey Sidibe revealed a disappointing encounter she had with Joan Cusack, star of Showtime’s “Shameless”.

“I met Joan Cusack, who is my favorite favorite. I love her… 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.”

Sidibe, whose turn in 2009’s “Precious” garnered an Academy Award Nomination and who recently started in the Eddie Murphy-helmed “Tower Heist”, said she was sure that Cusack meant well.

Have you ever had someone you respected crush your dreams? How did you handle it?

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  • francais

    I think Ms. Sidibe is suceeding quite well in show business without conforming to anybody elses standards. She’s been in an oscar nominated film and has a regular gig in an HBO series. I think it’s clear her weight isn’t holding her back, despite the industry’s hyper focus on conventional and unrealistic beauty standards. Now if she wants to lose weight for herself, then it would be another discussion.