Jennifer Hudson Soars with Aretha Franklin Medley Live / Says She Also Wants to Play Oprah in Biopic

Published: Wednesday 11th Aug 2021 by Rashad

With the rave reviews rolling in for Jennifer Hudson‘s performance as music royal Aretha Franklin in the forthcoming biographical film, ‘Respect,’ it’s no wonder the ‘American Idol’ alum has biopic fever.

While blazing the promo trail in support of the Franklin film (due in theaters August 13), Hudson shocked many by revealing she’d also like to tackle the life story of media mogul Oprah Winfrey – a revelation she claims the talk show queen/actress isn’t aware of…yet.

However, before she begins tasking her production company – JHud Productions – with pulling off that tall task, the Academy and GRAMMY Award winner has all eyes on ‘Respect.’

And if anyone needed a reminder that Jennifer was the absolute best pick for the Queen of Soul role, it was served Tuesday morning (August 10) when the 39-year-old took to ‘Good Morning America’ to belt out a medley of legendary Aretha hits ‘Think,’ ‘Dr. Feelgood,’ and more.

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In addition to taking to ‘GMA’ to crank out live renditions of Frankin’s hits (as seen above), Hudson also dished about her love of Oprah Winfrey – so much so she would like to bring the 67-year-old’s life story to the big screen.

‘…now my new wish is to play Oprah,’ J. Hud said before jokingly admitting she’d want Winfrey to finance the project. ‘…we would have to see what Harpo Productions has to say about this, but I would love to play Oprah one day.’

Hear what else she told ‘USA Today’ about O below.

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  1. Keeping it real 💯💯 August 11, 2021

    Umm no you look nothing like Oprah.
    and after the respect reviews. Don’t even try it

    • Nighthawk August 11, 2021

      Acting out a part has nothing to do with looking like someone, since that’s what the makeup team is for. And she’s an Academy Award winning actress, and she is getting mostly great reviews for Respect, so she clearly I’m sure she could pull it off.

      • Keeping it real 💯💯 August 11, 2021

        not what I heard. I read it was flat and disrespectful to Aretha’s legacy

      • akathexfactor August 13, 2021

        Looks do matter in bio films they casted Diana’s Ross to play Billie Holliday and she looks nothing like Billie! They also casted Zoe Saldana to play Nina Simone and they look nothing alike plus Zoe can’t sing! Smh

  2. Nighthawk August 11, 2021

    Sang Jennifer and I love the look. That stage off the side of that skyscraper way up in the air gave me anxiety though.

  3. Jordin Sparxxx August 11, 2021

    Yellifer Hudscream

    • akathexfactor August 13, 2021


  4. KeyLoLo August 12, 2021

    I just can’t help but to think Jennifer look like she just played dress up and went out for karaoke night but she is suppose to be Aretha?🤔 and the person that should play Oprah is Lela James 🤷 jmo

  5. Hunker August 12, 2021

    I saw the movie a while ago. It was OK. I didn’t leave the theater feeling any particular way. Honestly I enjoyed the series w/Cynthia Erivo more.

  6. akathexfactor August 13, 2021

    Denitria Champ should have played Aretha in the bio on film. Cynthia Orivo was great on the discovery channel playing Aretha. Idk if Jhud can pull it off

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