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Before landing her first film role, Gabourey Sidibe struggled to find work. "This is my path, and I'm really grateful that I'm on it," she says of acting. Anthony Harvey/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Gabourey Sidibe; 'No One Can Pronounce My Name'; Rhiannon Giddens

The Precious star talks about overcoming anxiety and working as a phone-sex operator. Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Rakesh Satyal's new novel. Giddens' speaks for the silenced on Freedom Highway.

Before landing her first film role, Gabourey Sidibe struggled to find work. "This is my path, and I'm really grateful that I'm on it," she says of acting. Anthony Harvey/Getty Images hide caption

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Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Fresh Air Weekend: Gabourey Sidibe; 'No One Can Pronounce My Name'; Rhiannon Giddens

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