Gabourey Sidibe is embracing a new, slimmer look, but hasn’t lost any of the big and bold confidence that’s become her signature. The Oscar-nominated actress, currently featured on Fox’s Empire, recently spoke for the first time about the weight loss surgery she underwent last year to PEOPLE magazine.
“The surgery wasn’t the easy way out,” Sidibe told PEOPLE in the exclusive interview. “I wasn’t cheating by getting it done. I wouldn’t have been able to lose as much as I’ve lost without it.”