One of the things I love each year during award season is seeing how new actors and actresses handle their sudden fame. There is always someone who gets noticed for the first time and suddenly becomes a celebrity. How they deal with their first time under the spotlight shows me a lot about how they will be in the future and also gives me something to look at in the future should they change. Gabourey Sidibe is new to the world of the spotlight. Access Hollywood asked her some loaded questions in an interview about her exclusion from the cover of the recent issue of Vanity Fair with young actresses on the cover. Instead of taking their bait, she took the high road. You know she is pissed inside about being excluded and she should be. But, instead of trashing the magazine she said, “At first I thought, ‘Hmm, should I be there? Then I very quickly got over it. I think if I were a part of that shoot I would have felt a little left out anyway.”
It sucks that she would feel left out. She definitely deserved to be on the cover. But, being the very nice person she is, she said, "I would have felt a little like… whether or not I should have been there. [It] doesn’t matter, because I wasn’t on it and I’m excited to be mentioned anywhere, and it doesn’t matter to me where I’m not mentioned.”
I wish all celebrities were as gracious as Gabourey.