'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe has an honest and funny interview in February's Harper's Bazaar.
Sidibe, 26, is an Oscar front-runner for best actress and just finished filming a role in the pilot for the upcoming Showtime series 'The C Word.'
On posing for Bazaar:
"I feel like a model. It justifies everyone in my life who told me I wouldn't be anything until I lost weight. It justifies that little girl who cried because she didn't think she could be in front of the camera. And it's for other girls who feel like they can't do this or that and feel like they're not pretty and not worthy of having their photo taken."
On working out:
"I hate yoga so much. Like, if yoga was a person, I'd stab them." At the end of the day, "it doesn't make any sense to kill yourself, because who are you trying to be beautiful for? It's a mind game, not a body game."
On her self-image:
If she met herself at a party, "I'd think I was pretty. Is that weird? I might be really interested in me. I'd probably watch myself the whole night, then I'd come over and say, 'You're a really good dancer.' We'd talk for a while and then," she says, starting to giggle at the silliness of it, "we'd go home separately to avoid the paparazzi."
On her "brand-new" boyfriend:
"He's a regular guy working a regular job, and I'm scared to take him anywhere...When I went on Conan, I texted him and he said, 'You've got it. Don't slip on any banana peels and you'll be fine.'"