Jennifer Hudson Knew Aretha Franklin. To Play Her, She Had to Learn More

, New York Times

Jennifer Hudson had plenty of time to think about how to portray Aretha Franklin onscreen. In 2007, soon after Hudson won the Academy Award for best-supporting actress — for playing a girl-group singer in “Dreamgirls” — Franklin told Hudson she should play her in a biopic, starting a decade-long friendship filled with weekly conversations. Continue reading Jennifer Hudson Knew Aretha Franklin. To Play Her, She Had to Learn More

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