Jennifer Hudson opens up to Oprah about 'becoming Aretha'

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Oprah Winfrey invited Jennifer Hudson into her famous rose garden to talk about becoming Aretha in the upcoming biopic Respect, and how her tribute performance at the BET Awards in front of the Queen of Soul, was her one chance to make an impression and get the role. 

Oprah posted on socials, "From a young musical prodigy in the church to a civil rights activist to the genius behind the hits that go beyond music, @iamjhud brings us her version of Aretha Franklin in the biopic @respectmovie. Tonight, I sit down with Jennifer in my rose garden to discuss how she was able to transcend herself and DO. THAT. THING."

Respect drops in cinemas August 20. 


And if you haven't seen it yet, check out the trailer for Respect.


Source: YouTube/Oprah/OWN//MGM/Instagram

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