Elle Women in Hollywood Honors Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson is the Queen of RESPECT! This was a big year for her and she had the honor of being an honoree at Elle's 2021 Women in Hollywood event. This is a huge honor for Jennifer Hudson as ELLE’s 2021 Women in Hollywood honorees are the definition of resilience.
Jennifer Hudson masterfully played the role of Aretha Frankling and had the following to say about her experience:
“I sit and think about it, like, What artist is built like that?” Hudson says, via Zoom, while trying to describe Franklin’s gift. “She was music. She was anointed, and her life was anointed.” But Franklin clearly saw something in Hudson, asking to meet with her following her Oscar-winning performance in Dreamgirls, and finalizing the decision while Hudson was in The Color Purple on Broadway. “It was my dream to play her,” says the actress, 40. “So then for her to say she wanted me to play her, it was a dream come true.”
Here are some highlights from Jennifer Hudson’s Elle’s 2021 Women in Hollywood feature: