Meet 'Precious'

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According to http://www.eurweb.com

Gabourey Sidibe is the lead actor for the upcoming blockbuster movie “Precious.” The film isn’t going to open in theaters until November 6, but it has been garnering Oscar buzz for months. It’s executive produced by Oprah and Tyler Perry and directed by Lee Daniels of “Monster’s Ball.”

For the first time, we’re getting a bird’s eye view into the woman behind the “Precious” character.  Sidibe sat with ABC’s Good Morning America host Robin Roberts and revealed that she hasn’t even acted before.  This is her first role!  She is 26 and a college student.

You’ll find that Gabourey, or Gabby, as her friends and relatives call her, is a “little” different from the character she plays. And as you see in the photos, that’s an understatement.

The lead character and Mo’Nique (who plays her mother) are the big scene stealers for the project.  Oscar buzz has also been circling Mo’Nique since the first viewing of the trailer.  She comes through the screen as the venomous, abusive mother of Precious.

We’ve seen “Precious” and, trust us, Faye Dunaway in “Mommy Dearest” ain’t got nothin’ on Mo’Nique.

If you’ve either seen “Precious” itself or the trailer, but not the GMA piece, you need to click over NOW and link to the interview. You’re in for a treat.