I knew there was a reason why I loved J. Hud so much…
Jennifer Hudson has been doing her thing with her acting career lately. This year alone, she has snagged three leading roles in “Winnie Mandela,” “The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete,” and “Black Navity.” So if you’re wondering why is J. Hud so blessed when it comes to her acting career, you can thank God for that because that’s who she credits.
During a recent interview, Jennifer dished on why she feels like she has been so blessed with her acting career and she simply said because she honored God with His gift of singing. For her very first role, she played Effie in “Dream Girls” and in that movie, she was singing her butt off as usual, but recently, she has taken on a few serious roles.
Jennifer also says that before her role in “Dream Girls” nobody was checking for her, but now everyone wants to snatch her up.
When I did Dream Girls, nobody was paying attention to me so I had nothing to prove,’ she says. ‘Now, I’m the “Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson”, so everybody is watching.
Her most recent film, “Black Navity,” is her first musical since “Dream Girls” and Jennifer says that for her music is always there. “Black Navity” is a movie based on a Langston Hughes play that follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.
For me, music is always there. Music connects me to my emotions. Someone once told me that singing is my gift and acting is my reward for using my gift. God chose to bless me with an acting career because I honoured the gift of singing that he gave me.
Watch the trailer for “Black Navity” below: