Actress Gabborey Sidebe was Jane Fonda’s featured guest a few days ago for “Power of the Arts,” a screening held at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta to benefited Fonda’s teen pregnancy prevention nonprofit, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP).
As the old saying goes, ‘those who forget their past are bound to repeat it’ and Fonda dug up footage of a painful period in her life and put it on the big screen to remind herself never to go there again!
It was a time in her life that she would just as soon forget…. let alone share with a theater of strangers, Fonda shared a personal, behind-the-scenes glimpse at one of the lowest points in her career, if not her most embarrassing endeavor as an actor.
“The more I think about it, it’s about a girl with no voice who let herself be bullied,” said Fonda reflecting on that period in her life.
Fonda hosted the one time viewing of the footage, that was captured in 1962, at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta along with a panel discussion and VIP reception following the viewing.
During the discussion, Gabourey shared her own struggles dealing with being called a “one hit” Hollywood wonder for her Academy nominated role in “Precious”, stating:
By all accounts I’m apparently NOT supposed to be an actress.
I’m not a size zero… I’m not blond… I dont have ivory skin or even lighter skin and people write articles about how I don’t fit in and how Precious will be my only word and people make fun of it all the time… and I DEFY it! Continue Reading…