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Exclusive: The Big C Promotes Gabourey Sidibe to Series Regular

Well, it’s about time! The Big C is finally making Gabourey Sidibe a series regular, starting with the Showtime hit’s upcoming third season (bowing April 8).

The upgrade not only makes sense from a quality standpoint — c’mon, the erstwhile Precious is 11 kinds of awesome as smartass Andrea Jackson — but also from a plot perspective. The onetime Oscar nominee’s character and Laura Linney’s Cathy could scarcely be closer if they weren’t surrogate daughter and mother but the real deal!

The in-demand young actress, seen last on the big screen in Tower Heist, will appear opposite Colin Farrell and Woody Harrelson in Seven Psychopaths.

In the meantime, thoughts? Glad Sidibe is now an official “regular”? Or are you surprised to find out that she wasn’t already?