Monday, June 29, 2020

Jennifer Hudson Stars as Aretha Franklin in Respect


A first look at MGM's upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic 'Respect' starring Jennifer Hudson...

23 comments:

R in NYC said...

That's what Jennifer does best. She's a tribute singer.

Anonymous said...

She is an amazing singer. I wonder why her light did not bring her to the top of her genre.

Anonymous said...

Good for Jen and I wouldn't be surprised if she garners awards for her effort. According to Wiki Jen has 38 awards and 74 nominations. Unfortunately, Bey can do all things but act and she is not going to stop until she gets some kind of Oscar; even if she has to buy it. Jennifer was born to do this!

R in NYC said...

@ 9:27 It should have because Lord knows she's been afforded every opportunity. When we think of Aretha, we think of her signature songs like R-E-S-P-E-C-T. What is Jennifer's signature song? Most people can't name three of her songs. I don't know if she just didn't have good song writers or she just feels more comfortable singing other singer's songs.

Anonymous said...

@10:19am and 8:48am

Clive Davis has controlled Jennifer Hudson's career form day one. i guess he didn't want her to be anything more than she is now. She is a power singer in a time when no one is checking for power singers.

They want pop, cute and skinny with a perky personality. Jennifer is none of those things. She would have been perfect in the 60s and 70s, but today, not so much.

R in NYC said...

@ 10:28 I think you hit on something. I forgot all about Clive Davis.

Anonymous said...

@10:14 Oh please, Jennifer Hudson WISHES she could be as big as BeyoncĂ©. Jennifer is a tribute singer, nothing more. And Fantasia would’ve been better in this role. Jennifer will likely be awarded but these clips don’t look any different than any other role she’s played. Fantasia has more of the umph that would’ve really brought Aretha to the screen.

Gg57 said...

Fantasia cant act. She couldnt even play HERSELF. Jennifer got the part and thats that.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer in body's AF. I remember when AF was on W Williams show and said she wanted Halley Berry to play her on the big screen. The blank look on WW face was priceless and she quietly mentioned JH to play her.

Jennifer and Fantasia both should be bigger stars I agree. I wouldn't put the blame on C Davis. They both need hit songs though. JH cant sell sexy and should be a famous singer like Adele.

If your a singer/song righter your chances for hit songs are greater.

Fantasia wants to do what she wants. She trys to sell sexy but it dont work for her. But she can SANG.

Anonymous said...

Good for JHud but I wish they could have chosen that lady that played Lovita from the "Steve Harvey Show". She's a dead ringer for Aretha.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Trout Mouth on getting another movie role.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

Yassss!!!!! that made the hairs on my arms stood up, I'm here for this all Nubian cast with powerhouse singing Yassss!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope this movie tells the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Lets hear about the party gurl and the men she kept on low. Who's the father of her offspring's.

Down and dirty will get my Respect.

Anonymous said...

10:14pm Someone mentions beyonce name In comment here comes here dick riders with that BS. The only reason why is that big is because of her cut throat Machine behind her.. You damn beehive members act like she’s only and the last in the music industry. Hell!! She doesn’t RIAA certified diamond album like all of the great’s but Adele do lol.. I think mostly J-Hud problem is that she can’t get along with people which that’s what make her perfect for this role..

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Hudson don't think you going to get away with what you did to a young man underground with Michael Jackson everybody knows that Michael Jackson is not dead including these people that's on your commenting if they can see in spirit they can see that Michael Jackson helped you with this Aretha Franklin movie but it's not going to go over big you will never get an award for this movie like you did Dreamgirls and we're going to make sure that you don't and it's a Will Smith Jada Smith and Prince Rogers Nelson that's not dead and y'all be seeing him soon in concert he went underground to find out who Michael Jackson was beating on all these people that Michael Jackson was killing Prince did not die he left everything open up here to show you that he'll be back and he's coming back to Paisley Park and Michael Jackson will be done for beating on a boy named Cameron Holloman and trying to kill a woman named Eartha Michelle Lockhart

Anonymous said...

So Jennifer Hudson your movie will never get anywhere that's why all the music that you made never made it anywhere because of what you did and it was set up that's your mother and nephew and brother was killed in that house in Chicago b**** you never get anywhere that's why I Prince never wanted to work with you in the studio Prince Rogers Nelson he said I would never work with this Illuminati b****

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^Okay Snitch.... bring in the straight jacket.

Anonymous said...

Plenty of greats dont have a diamond album.

Janet
Patti
Gladys
Dionne
Chaka
Tina
Luther
and ARETHA

Try again.....

Anonymous said...

@10:42 LMAO

Anonymous said...

5:07 ^^^^^^ Them are artists that you named don’t have delusional fans that’s quick to put other artists down when they deservedly win awards or if someone state their opinion you fans are quick to call someone hater.. Lol I guess it’s not enough beehive members going out buying her music to reach diamond status...

Anonymous said...

Lol Sorry 5:07 pm that was for 5:02 pm not you ^^^^^^^

Alma's Daughter said...

I wonder how they’ll frame the men in her life ...
Her first husband (Ted White)
Her daddy (The reverend CL Franklin)
Her other husband (Glynn Thurman)
Her best producer (Jerry Wexler)
The love of her life (Denis Edwards)
Her sons

And the women in her life:
Her mother (who we know little about)
Her sisters (Carolyn and Erma)
Her peers (Gladys, Patti, Diana, Tina, Dionne, Barabara)

Why she never joined Motown. She was cool with Berry and lived around the corner from Hitsville. I think she was too talented for Motown but I’d like to hear it from someone in the know.

Her musical relationship with other artists (Stevie Wonder, Jackie Wilson, Prince, Sam Cooke)

Her influencers (Mahalia Jackson, Clara Ward)

I hope it ain’t fluff piece nor a whack job. The queen deserves something substantial, honest, and dignified.

I’ont know how they gonna fit all this into a couple hours. Guess I should be glad that at least they chose a good singer.

Anonymous said...

LOL...Alma it sounds like they should have called you to wright the script.

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