Jennifer Hudson: Aretha Franklin, Faith, and Her Voice

She was handpicked by Aretha Franklin to star in the biopic of The Queen of Soul. Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson reflects on her decade-long relationship with the iconic singer and the parallels they share. From growing up singing in her daddy’s church to recording her Gospel album, the rocky relationships, family dynamics and her incredible voice, we cover a lot of ground as RESPECT is set to hit theatres Friday.

R_17527_RC (l-r.) Henry Riggs stars as Tommy Cogbill, Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, Hailey Kilgore as Carolyn Franklin, Saycon Sengbloh as Erma Franklin, Alec Barnes as Jimmy Johnson, John Giorgio as Chips Moman, Marc Maron as Jerry Wexler and Joe Knezevich as Tom Dowd in RESPECT, A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film Photo credit: Quantrell D. Colbert

RESPECT only in theatres Friday

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