Jennifer Hudson has started the media blitz for the RESPECT movie where she stars as the late Aretha Franklin.
For the August Issue of Instyle, J-Hud shared her experience sitting down with the Queen of Soul to discuss the highly anticipated film.
“I remember when we first sat down, ooh, I was terrified to be at the table,” Hudson says, laughing, reminiscing about her initial conversations with Franklin. “Aretha said, ‘What? Are you shy or something?’ I said, ‘Well, I am talking to the Queen of Soul!'”
Listen to J-Hud belt out “Talk About A Child” for the publication… The girl can just flat foot sing! ( I said that in my best CL Franklin voice).
The Respect movie hits theaters August 13th.
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