By EW Staff
Updated October 27, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Gabourey Sidibe, star of Oscar buzz film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, is reportedly talking to Showtime about a guest starring spot in The C Word, the cable network’s in-the-works cancer comedy, according to Variety. She’d play a teen whom Laura Linney’s terminally ill character tries to help to lose weight. Sidebe’s rep told EW nothing is yet confirmed. Showtime did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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