Right after Mo’Nique tried to break Precious’ spirit by nearly hitting her on top of the head with a free falling TV, Joan Cusack tried to gently break Gabourey Sidibe’s Hollywood dreams by telling her the same shit Stephanie Yellowhair would tell me if I said I wanted to work the stroll: “You just don’t have the looks to work, bitch.” During a game of Plead the 5th on Watch What Happens Live last night, Andy Cohen asked Gaby what celebrity she was most disappointed by after meeting them (at the 1:14 mark in the video below) and this came out of her mouth:
“It’s not in a mean way because I know she meant well. I met Joan Cusack, who is my favorite, favorite, and she… I love her. It was before I became whatever and I was like at some industry party and she says, ‘Are you an actress?’ And I said, ‘Yeah.’ And she says, ‘Oh honey, you should really quit the business. It’s so image conscious.’ I think she really, really meant it in a good way… I think she really, really did, so no shade to her, but I was like, ‘Oh, but I love you, please don’t tell me to quit my job.’”
Joan is right. Hollywood usually only gets hard up for beauties, but if Joan’s ass is still getting work, then they must not be that image obsessed. I’m sure Joan meant in a “this business will turn you into an insecure heffa and before you know it you’ll be getting daytime chin lipo and an earlobe transplant to stay in the game” kind of way. Or Joan was just being an unfiltered bitch. I hope it’s the latter, because we really need more bitches at the bitch table.