Gabby Sidibe revealed the most important skill she learned from being a sex phone operator.
The actress sat down with Elvis Duran to talk her new book "This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare," which goes into details about her life growing up in Brooklyn and Harlem, as well as her rise to fame. Before she got her first role in "Precious", Gabby talks about her first job as a phone sex "talker."
Melody 1266 AKA Gabby was working as a phone sex operator from the ages of 21 to 24. She tells the Elvis Duran Show that she couldn't make money if they hung up the phone right away, so part of her job was to keep the caller on. "You have to be an active listener," says Gabby. The actress would find clues on how to keep people talking to her longer which in the end taught her how to listen.
Her job working in phone sex abruptly ended when she got her role in "Precious" in the year 2009. She has been a working actress since then being in productions like American Horror Story, Empire and is now author to her own story, "This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare."
In her book, Gabby discusses merging cultures. Being born in Brooklyn and her father being African she never felt African or American enough in society. Gabby also discusses depression, celebrities, haters, fashion and weight in her story of fame.
Check out "This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare," out now!