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.