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Gabourey Sidibe Recalls Joan Cusack’s Mean Advice To Quit Hollywood

Gabourey Sidibe stopped by the popular, late night, impulsive Bravo show “Watch What Happens Live” and revealed her favorite comedic actress, Joan Cusack, advised her to do away with acting because the industry was too caught up on looks. Yikes.

When host Andy Cohen asked “The Big C” star which celebrity she was most disappointed by when she met them, the former “Precious” outbreak star remembered bumping into Cusack at an industry gathering.

“What celebrity was I disappointed by? Oh, and it’s not in a mean way, because I know that she meant well. I met Joan Cusack, who is my favorite favorite- I love her- but, it was before I became [famous] or whatever.”

“I was at some industry party, and she says, ‘Are you an actress?’ And I said, ‘Yeah!’ And she says, ‘Oh honey, you should really quit the business, it’s so image-conscious.’”

Needless to say Joan’s miserly advice along with the likes of radio shock jock Howard Stern’s ,who inaccurately predicted she wouldn’t be filmed after her “Precious” role), are both eating their words.

The “Tower Heist” actress can be seen next in “Seven Psychopaths” with Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, and Christopher Walken.

Kudos to Gabourey keeping up winning spirit! Watch the video below:

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0 thoughts on “Gabourey Sidibe Recalls Joan Cusack’s Mean Advice To Quit Hollywood

  1. Truth facer says:

    Both Howard and Joan are not “mean” they are keeping it real. Howard Stern was right in everything he said. He wasn’t making fun of her at all. He was just telling her a truth that other people can’t seem to handle.

  2. Janey says:

    Oprah said the same thing.. that she would never work in the industry again.

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