AceShowbiz - A first look into "Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire" has been put forward. In the one-minute video footage of the Lee Daniels-directed drama, it can be seen that Mariah Carey's Mrs. Weiss tries to dig up the truth behind the relationship between Gabourey Sidibe's Clareece 'Precious' Jones and her father.
Talking about her role in the movie during a press conference, Carey said, "Lee was encouraging us to go there. He was encouraging us to continue to go as deep as we could and to kind of just throw everything aside and really have an experience." She further added, "This should be required and the people should have to see this because people that don't know that this exists within the world, they need to be educated about it. And I think kids growing up, seeing something like this, this will change. This will help change and help take us to where we need to go."
Winning both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at 2009 Sundance Film Festival, "Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire", now entitled "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire", tells the story of an overweight, illiterate teenage girl. Abused by her mother and raped by her father, she, instead of being swallowed by depression, tries to break from the chains of ignorance by digging deep into her own resources.
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