'Precious' star officially joins 'The Big C'

5:29 PM PST 03/09/2010 by Nellie Andreeva, AP

Gabourey Sidibe will reprise her role from the pilot

Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe has officially joined Showtime's upcoming dark comedy series "The Big C" in a recurring capacity.

The "Precious" star will reprise the role from the pilot, which was billed as a guest star/potential recurring.

On the show, starring Laura Linney as a repressed suburban wife and mother who reclaims her life after a terminal cancer diagnosis, Sidibe plays a smart-alecky student in Cathy's class.
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