Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jennifer Hudson Cast in Aretha Franklin Biopic?


Earlier this week the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin announced she had made her decision about which actress would play her in an upcoming biopic [click here if you missed that].

Did Jennifer Hudson just drop a little hint that it may be her..?

Just days after Aretha Franklin confirmed that an actress had been chosen to play her on film Jennifer Hudson uploaded video on Instagram singing her heart out to an Aretha Franklin song, that she swears is her favorite, despite not knowing the words.

Also back in 2011 when the biopic was first being discussed Aretha Franklin put Jennifer Hudson on the short list of her dream cast along with Fantasia and Halle Berry [click here if you missed that].


A video posted by Jennifer Hudson (@iamjhud) on

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

So thats why she dropped out of that color purple show.

Anonymous said...

NO ONE ELSE IN THE BUSINESS IS HITTING THE AF NOTES BUT JENNIFER HUDSON. NOW IF THIS IS TRUE SHE WILL HAVE TO PICK BACK UP SOME WEIGHT

prissa o said...

Ummm, not sure about this choice. Jenn can belt for sure but, I think the public has proven that she is not widely accepted. Ppl just don't like her. That's it in a nutshell. And how FAKE is that? It's her fave song but she don't know the words. GTFOH!

I would have preferred Fantasia. She's more personable and more likes me. They could've lightened her skin to match Aretha. I mean they darkened Zoe Salsana's so she could play Nina Simone.

Whatever, I won't be watching so good luck to Jenn.

prissa o said...

*more likeable not "likes me" dumb phone

Anonymous said...

I hate to go here, but we know Fantasia is functionally illiterate and can't run lines for a movie like this. Coupled with Hollywood knowing Jennifer will show up on time, hit her marks, know her lines, and fulfill her contractual obligations, it's a no-brainer for the producers.

Yeah, nobody really "likes" Jennifer Hudson, but in Hollywood it's all about what will get the movie released on time and recoup the investment.

Anonymous said...

glad it's not Fantasia. ugh. not a fan. she to me, is a patti labelle wanna be so bad,

don't hate. i just don't love her like you and don't think she should have won American idol

{{sticks my tongue out}} she sounds like a broke down little eva. everybody loves her but me, and I'm good with that!

Anonymous said...

2:35p you sound like you may have been on American Idol the year she won and ya just a wee bit jealous. You know Fantasia is bad! Don't hate.

Anonymous said...

Poster above mentioned that she would need to put back on weight. Why? They have fat suits that can create the size. She worked to hard to melt the pounds off, obviously she has struggled with weight her entire life.

Anonymous said...

I wish it was Fantasia for real tho. I love JHud don't get me wrong, but Fantasia would slay singing soul songs by Aretha. JHud sings great, but I just don't ever get the emotion of the song from here, just good notes. The both scream, but at least when Fanny does it you feel the reason why she did it in the story of the song.

Anonymous said...

I agree @4:18pm

ebonyhud said...

AF notes? You mean screaming??? lol Sometimes its just to much of the screaming

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