We Sat Down With Jennifer Hudson to Discuss Her New Movie: RESPECT!

Lights, camera, action! Catch our girl Jennifer Hudson as she stars in the new Aretha Franklin biopic movie, Respect.  Jennifer was hand-chosen to play this role by Aretha herself and she did the damn thing!

We were fortunate to catch a private screening of the movie AND an exclusive round table interview with Jennifer to discuss her role in the movie and how she was able to capture the true essence of the Queen of Soul.

Jennifer Hudson Talks To Us About the Aretha Franklin Biopic: Respect

"I had to learn to play the piano and it was the most foreign thing to me. I only play a little bit. I peck, but Aretha plays."

Jennifer says:

“I also had to learn the era, learn how women had to exist during those times and the conditions which were completely different. I’m very outspoken, take up a lot of place.”

Jennifer: Royal. She would say “quality, quality, quality.” Just glamorous. It was taking me on a journey just through the costumes alone.

How would you describe Aretha’s fashion style in three words?

"The one on the poster. It was heavy but it was so true to her. Very iconic. I like the one with the feathers from the Dr. King moment. And the gold birthday dress. That’s when I felt like “now I feel like the Queen foreal.”

What was your favorite outfit?

Are you ready for the drama, fashion, and the music?! We are! Catch RESPECT in theaters on Friday August 13th!