Gabourey Sidibe finds fame strange
Published 30/07/2010 | 09:42
Gabourey Sidibe has said she is still pinching herself over her unexpected fame.
The actress was nominated for an Oscar for her lead role in Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire, and is now starring in a TV show.
At a meeting of the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills, Gabourey described herself as a "middle-of-the-lane, very normal" person who planned to be a receptionist.
The 27-year-old said it had been a "strange year" which included her Academy Award nod and her co-starring role in The Big C.
The comedy-drama stars Laura Linney as a schoolteacher confronting a terminal-cancer diagnosis. Gabourey plays a smart-alec student.