'Precious'' Gabourey Sidibe joins Showtime's 'Big C'
The breakout star of "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" has landed her first TV role as a recurring guest star on Showtime's upcoming series "The Big C."
The show centers on Cathy (Laura Linney) a suburban housewife and teacher diagnosed with terminal cancer. Sidibe will play a smart-mouthed student in Cathy's class. Oliver Platt stars as Cathy's husband.
"The Big C" will begin production in May for a late summer premiere.
Sidibe may not have won the Oscar Sunday night (March 7) but she's won fans for her powerful performance and charismatic personality. Her presence was a highlight in Zap2it's Best & Worst moments of Oscars 2010.
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