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.”
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