Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has a lot of new ventures she’s taking on. On top of being a spokesperson for Weight Watchers and guest-starring on SMASH, Hudson is balancing motherhood, keeping in shape and working on a new album. On her son David Otunga Jr.beign an industry baby: “He had a passport and an Oscar pass […]
Jennifer Hudson rocks the September cover of Angeleno Modern Luxury magazine.
Hudson is ready for September, in this special Fall Fashion Issue.
Hudson shares how it felt to play Winnie Mandela and what she has in store for fans with her new album.
On playing Winnie Mandela:
“It was intimidating to play Winnie after seeing how much she means to the people there,” says Hudson. “To some she’s an angel and to some she’s Satan, but either way, woo! The strength that woman possesses is amazing. We put so much into the story, and it took a lot out of us.”
On her role in The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete:
“It terrified me to play that part because I had no reference point.” “I’m 31 and I’ve never, ever, ever had a drink or done a drug in my entire life. I stick with Diet Coke and Crystal Light and water.” Instead, two recovering addicts who shared their stories and taught her the mannerisms of users coached the actress. “That was extremely brave of them,” Hudson says. “They’re sitting there, telling me all these things about being incarcerated and losing their children—and who am I? I’m still a stranger to them.”
On still not being used to being in the spotlight:
“It’s strange when you’re, like, grown, and you can’t go places by yourself,” says Hudson. “I’ll literally be sitting in a quiet room waiting for the next thing to happen, thinking, ‘Are they coming to get me yet?’ My baby doesn’t understand why I can’t go here or there with him, because I don’t want to put him in a bad position.” She continues, “I always look at everyday people and think: They have no idea how blessed they are; how good they have it that they can do whatever they choose.”
On her upcoming album:
“This record is not about me playing a part or me as a spokesperson. Should I give away the title?” She adds, “Let’s just say you’re gonna get Jennifer-ized.”
Jennifer Hudson sat down with Daily Mail (a UK-based publication) to dish on her new svelte body, how her weight has changed her career, motherhood and dealing with disappointment. JHud also did a high fashion shoot for the publication, which you can find below. Check out some of the highlights from her interview below.
JHud on if she agree that the odds are against plus-size women in the entertainment industry:
‘No, because I was doing OK before,’ Jennifer says. ‘But the truth is, so many more opportunities open up when you’re on the other side, as I am now. I’d no idea what I was missing out on. It’s like a whole other world. Suddenly every designer wants to dress you. It’s like, “You look amazing! Please, choose a dress. Have a bag. And what about shoes?” I mean, wow!’
‘When I found out I was pregnant and went for the scan, he was so very little. To have that memory fresh in my mind and yet to now have this boy with me, dancing and laughing…’
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Actress Kate Hudson and fiance Matthew Bellamy welcomed a healthy baby boy into the world Saturday, July 9. Hudson, 32, and Bellamy, 33, got engaged back in April after dating for a year. This is the first child for Bellamy and the second child for Hudson. Hudson has a 7½-year-old son, from her previous […]
Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson wowed the crowd with her powerhouse vocals at the Ambassadors for Humanity Gala to benefit the USC Shoah Foundation Institute at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom on December 9, in Los Angeles, California. However, Hudson’s vocals werent the only thing people were buzzing about. Hudson turned quite a few heads at the gala with her svelte new look. Take a look at some pictures of Hudson below.
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Jennifer Hudson covers the September issue of Michigan Avenue Magazine. Hudson is the smallest she’s ever been in her adult life. She looks great no matter how much she weighs.
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