She has surprised everyone by becoming not just a hugely successful singer, but also an Oscar winning actress.
But Jennifer Hudson still gets nervous about taking on some of her grittier roles.
The 31-year-old has revealed in a new interview she was ‘terrified’ before taking on the role of a heroin addicted mother in The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete. ‘It terrified me to play that part because I had no reference point,’ she told Manhattan magazine. ‘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.’
Jennifer was also nervous to portray the titular character in Winnie Mandela, which was released on September 6 after premiering at 2011’s Toronto Film Festival. ‘It was intimidating to play Winnie after seeing how much she means to the people there,’ she confessed. ‘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.’
As well as chatting about her diverse film roles, Jennifer posed for a stunning photo shoot for the magazine.
The Dreamgirls star flashed her cleavage in a frock with a sexy keyhole cut-out and spiky studded shoulder pad.
She also showed off her slim figure, which she achieved thanks to being on Weight Watchers, in a skintight leather dress and matching thigh high boots.
Jennifer, who graces the cover of the magazine, additionally sports a stylish trench coat and a cosy jumper in the images.
While her acting career may be soaring, the former American Idol contestant hasn’t forgotten about her music and has a new album out next year. ‘This record is not about me playing a part or me as a spokesperson,’ she said. ‘What we’re doing feels so right that I never want to go home. My sister and my manager will be sleeping on the couch while we work until 4 or 5am.’
DAILY MAIL (UK)
September 7, 2013
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