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11 Nov, 2015

Responds to love scene critics

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Sidibe responds to critics of an Empire love scene with her on-screen boyfriend, in an EW blog post:

I, a plus sized, dark-skinned woman, had a love scene on primetime television. I had the most fun ever filming that scene even though I was nervous. But I felt sexy and beautiful and I felt like I was doing a good job. I’m very proud of the work we all did to make that scene a great opening for the episode. I keep hearing that people are “hating” on it. I’m not sure how anyone could hate on love but that’s okay. You may have your memes. Honestly, I’m at work too busy to check Twitter anyway. #Booked. Hope you enjoy next week’s show!

2 Feb, 2010

Oscar nomination


Sidibe is nominated for Best Actress at the 82nd Academy Awards for portraying Claireece “Precious” Jones in Precious.

As soon as I heard, I jumped up and down and for some reason, I kept screaming, ‘I’m gonna get a car, I’m gonna get a car!’ I don’t know why. I was so excited… I’m not sure they know what they’re doing by letting me in that room.

2010 Oscar Nominees Are...