Gabourey Sidibe Promoted To "Big C" Series Regular + Cast In Feature Comedy "Seven Psychopaths"

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by Tambay A. Obenson
February 3, 2012 12:35 PM
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I watched 2 episodes of this during its first season in 2010, and I wasn't hooked enough to keep watching; besides there's just too much competiting for my time, so if I'm not immediately taken with something, there's a good chance that I'll be saying goodbye to it sooner than later.

Doesn't mean it's not a good show; I just haven't taken the time to find out.

But I'm sure some of you out there have been keeping up with Showtime's dramedy series The Big C, which stars Laura Linney as a woman who receives a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Gabourey Sidibe has had a recurring role on the series, playing a student of Linney’s character – a teenager whom Linney’s character tries to help lose weight as well as her bad attitude. Idris Elba also had a stint on the show as Linney's love interest. Not sure how well that went, or how long it lasted.

Anyway... it's been announced today that Gabourey Sidibe has been upgraded from recurring to official series regular, starting with the show's upcoming 3rd season (debuting on April 8). I actually thought she was a series a regular, but I guess not.

The actress was last seen on the big screen in Tower Heist alongside Eddie Murphy, and will next appear opposite Colin Farrell and Woody Harrelson in the comedy Seven Psychopaths. I don't think we announced that casting notice actually; must have just missed it; so now you know... she's co-starring in Seven Psychopaths, playing a character named Sharice. The comedy is about a screenwriter who gets caught up in his friends dog-kidnapping plot.

It's scheduled to be released later this year.

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  • ska7triumph | February 7, 2012 11:49 AMReply

    This is awesome news. I rarely see THE BIG C regularly, but the dark comic route fits Ms. Sibide, as much as I want her naturally bubbly, articulate persona to come through a role. She may get some of that with SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS. If any of you have seen THE GUARD or EN BRUGES (Irish playwright-brothers who are making the former), then this is right up her alley. Read that script and seen those movies: devilishly funny with some moments of stark, brutal violence. Can't wait for it.

  • ken | February 4, 2012 3:25 PMReply

    Lose some weight Gabby.

  • Mekisha Hale | February 3, 2012 3:17 PMReply

    I've seen the Showtime series The Big C,and actress Gabourey Sidibe is just truly funny on this show. She's really a good actress I'm just glad to see her making the films and the tv shows specially The Big C. with actress Laura Linney really just work good together with there's a scene's together on the show.

  • Philip | February 3, 2012 12:54 PMReply

    Go Gabourey! Take that Howard Stern!!!

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