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?

Comments (8)

  • Could somebody please tell me if her husband actually died in the season 2 finale? Oliver Platt is an awesome actor & it would suck not to have him

    Comment by Essam – February 3, 2012 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It was left as a cliff hanger, but I’m thinking he did die

      Comment by Michelle – February 3, 2012 09:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great! So did Cynthia Nixon tape any guest spots for Season 3? And is there any other news about which actors/characters are coming back?

    Comment by Nate – February 3, 2012 08:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news! And yes, Essam, I believe that Cathy’s husband died in the season finale but as you may know, Cathy does see “ghosts” so I’m sure we won’t see the last of him on The Big C!

    Comment by Junior G. – February 3, 2012 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FINALLY ! Now give her the comedy supporting actress Emmy already !

    Comment by phantom – February 3, 2012 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome news!!

    Comment by lipsticksocialism – February 3, 2012 10:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad to see Gabby’s in another movie. Those predictions that she’d never work again were obviously false. She’s grown as an actress, and apparently a lot of people are recognizing that. Looking forward to hearing more about “Seven Psychopaths”!

    Comment by jazzmanchgo – February 9, 2012 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finally, they should have made her one in season 2, despite not appearing in every episode, she definitely leaves a mark on the show

    Comment by James P – February 28, 2012 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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