Tuesday, November 10, 2009

precious discovery

For those who haven't seen Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, you're in for a rare treat. Just how many films come out with a predominantly black female cast? There are many breakthrough performances in Precious but the real discovery is Gabourey Sidibe.

My friend Chantelle sent me this video from CBS Evening News. It's amazing to see some footage from Gabourey's audition and the way she transformed her personality and her voice to be Claireece 'Precious' Jones.


  1. as sad as i know this movie will be...i am excited to see it!

  2. It was so good, im excited that it is being released in more theaters. The demand was high but soo many people weren't able to see it. This girl is oozing with confidence, and I am happy to see that. I was a little worried about feelings of exploitation, but Lee Daniels said he rejected other girls because he was worried of that, so he found the perfect fit!

  3. If it were up to me, I'd give Sidibe and Mo'Nique Oscars right now. It's arguably debut performances for both of them. It's Sidibe's first time ever on the big screen and really Mo'Nique's first legitimate attempt at a dramatic role, and they both hit it out of the ballpark.