Jennifer Hudson on becoming Aretha Franklin

Jennifer Hudson talks about playing Aretha Franklin Y’all.

 I  had the pleasure of screening RESPECT recently and Chile let me tell you,

breaking out from the thumb of patriarchy and male ego, RESPECT depicts a story of authentic talent.  Laced with the pains of life, the story of the Queen of Soul reminds us all of what RESPECT means to break through and break out!
After being cooped up for 1.5 years streaming movies at home,  I could not have picked a better film to venture into the movie theater again.  I give the RESPECT movie a high five for sure!

RESPECT will be premiering in theaters only starting August 13, 2021. Don’t want to wait in line you can get a sneak peek and order tickets here

and the above video reveals a new featurette where you can WATCH Jennifer Hudson interview as well as learn about the film’s all-star cast including:

Forest Whitaker as C.L. Franklin

Marlon Wayans as Ted White

Audra McDonald as Barbara Franklin

Marc Maron as Jerry Wexler

Tituss Burgess as Reverend Dr. James Cleveland


Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington