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Does Gabourey Sidibe Need to Lose Weight to Gain Roles?

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Mar. 9 2010, Published 5:54 a.m. ET

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Gabby Sidibe's performance in Precious earned her an Oscar nomination for best actress this year amongst Sandra Bullock, who called her "exquisite" during her acceptance speech, and Meryl Streep, making her a top star. But, PopEater reports that industry insiders are saying Gabby will need to lose weight if she wants to stay at the top. 

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"I'm not saying it's correct, but it's a simple fact that she will have to lose a lot of weight if she wants to keep getting parts," a casting director told PopEater. "The same thing happened to Nikki Blonsky from Hairspray. Everyone said how great she was, and she hasn't worked since."

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Friends of Gabby say she doesn't feel pressure, but also point out that parts aren't exactly being thrown her way.

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Time will tell, but hopefully Hollywood will give Gabby a chance!

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