“I just really wanted to play a lesbian, which I guess is sort of nerdy. My best friend in the entire world is a lesbian and I just thought it would be fun.”
Those are the words of Oscar-nominated Precious and American Horror Story actress Gabourey Sidibe, who takes on a lesbian role in the movie Life Partners, which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival this week.
She adds to Out, “Once I showed up in this role, I realized actually how playing a lesbian is not different. It’s all about the story, and it’s the same thing. It’s the same as playing a straight person. But I really did like it, because this character got to be a little bit of a pimp.”
Sidibe is currently starring alongside James Franco in the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men. Life Partners will hopefully be released soon.