Actress Gabourey Sidibe has been busy doing her thing on the Showtime television series, The Big C. The 29 year-old Precious star stopped by the Katie Couric show to dish on how she has transitioned from being a part of a box office movie to starring in a television series as the intelligent teen, Andrea Jackson.
Surprisingly, Sidibe Andrea revealed that she already landed the role on the series prior to the success of Precious:
Well It was sort of challenging. Luckily I got the pilot for the Big C before Precious even came out. They snatched me up real quick [...] She’s really smart for her age. Lots of glitter, paint. She [Andrea] just seems like sort of a care-free 17 year-old kid, that’s just in school. And I hated being 17 and I sort of saw it as a chance to go back and make it right. [laughs]