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'Precious' star Gabby Sidibe sneaked in and was watching us!

November 9, 2009 | 11:38 am

Here's a great interview with the future best-actress Oscar winner — Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, star of "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."

This chat aired this morning on CBS' "The Early Show" and is noteworthy for several reasons. It reveals how vastly different Gabby is as a person from the character she portrays on film. Thus, she's really acting up on that screen, not playing herself, as many people suspect. Second, she tattles on how she sneaked into a screening of "Precious" on Friday night in New York so she could observe audience reax to the film. I'm sure she's referring to the 7:30 p.m. showing at the Lincoln Square Cinema, where I moderated a Q&A discussion with director Lee Daniels after the film unspooled. That's where many of her "Precious" cohorts were too, including Lionsgate reps.

How sneaky! If only I'd known Gabby was hiding in the packed audience, we would've lured her to the front of the theater to join our yapfest. Memo to Gabby: You better get over your shyness soon. Derby season has just begun!


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