My guest today is actress and podcaster, Gabby Sidibe. Gabby made her acting debut in the 2009 film Precious, where she was nominated for both a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actress. She’s also appeared in the Fox show Empire, multiple American Horror Story TV series, and Tower Heist. More recently, she stars in the original Realm thriller podcast, If I go Missing the Witches Did It.” We talk about the podcast, her acting career, and more during this podcast episode.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- How did you handle family members bullying you about your weight as a child and then how did losing 100 pounds during surgery impact your self-esteem?
- After starting your career with a breakout role starring in Precious, how did you choose your next project?
- How is your new podcast “If I Go Missing the Witches Did It” different from your prior work and what have you learned during the production process?
- In what ways have you addressed the issues of race, class, and capitalism in your show?
- What’s your best piece of career advice?
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