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Halle Berry Doesn't Want It, But J-Hud Does!

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Hudson Loves Aretha

We're talking about the Aretha Franklin biopic that's in the works, of course!

It's fab news that Jennifer Hudson really wants the role, and she's a perfect fit!

This is what that beauty of singer had to say when asked about it:

“I’ve been hearing a lot [of talk] about this lately. We met a couple of years ago actually, about I don’t know what, but if I get that opportunity I would love to do it.”

Not only that, but Hudson will be performing an Aretha song as a tribute at this year's Grammys.

Here's what she had to say about that:

"Aretha called me out of the blue last Friday and we were chatting on the phone and I told her. She was trying to get an idea of what was going on; she knows what’s going on at the Grammys. [She] has had such an influence on the music industry and me personally and everybody… and so we’re just celebrating that… and I’m just honored to be able to sing one of her songs.”

Well, bb, we know you'll do it such beautiful justice. Good luck at the Grammys! And we hope they offer you the role right after it!

What do U think about the idea of J-Hud as Aretha?

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36 comments to “Halle Berry Doesn't Want It, But J-Hud Does!”



  1. 1

    I still don't know why Aretha thought Halle would be a good choice to play her. Delusional I guess. Hudson is a much better choice. Better look (she is looking better everyday btw), she's got a voice, and she'll play the role well. It's a no brainer.



  2. 2

    She could be the perfect person-she is very nice looking but not fashion model hot (Aretha was o.k. as everyone is when they are younger-in terms of looks, never the beauty queen) and being a singer, even if they use Aretha tracks, JH (with musical abilities could make that lip-synching believable and maybe do a song or two real-time. I vote J-Hud!



  3. 3

    FABULOUS CHOICE!!! Jennifer is a zinnion times more talented than Halle and she can SANG!!!



  4. 4

    Jennifer is PERFECT to play her!!!



  5. 5

    Jennifer Hudson would be the better choice. She is a talented singer and performer and very very well liked. She could pull it off. Just love her!!!



  6. 6

    Makes MUCH more sense than Halle Berry!



  7. 7

    J Hud is the perfect choice to play Aretha. Why in the hell would she want Halle Berry to play here, when she can't sing at all.

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    8

    YAY!!!!



  9. 9

    Well, DUH! Is there anyone more perfect to play Ri-Ri than the amazing and beautiful Ms. J-Hud? I think not. Give her the damn role already, Aretha!!!



  10. 10

    JHUD WILL HAVE TO GAIN ALL HER WEIGHT AND 500 LBS ON TOP. BITCH BETTER THINK HARD. MELANIE FIONA IS A BETTER CHOICE. SHE LOOKS WAAAY LIKE ARETHA AND SINGS LIKE ARETHA. TOO BAD SHE DOESNT HAVE THE CLOUT IN HOLLYWOOD TO PULL IT OFF.



  11. 11

    That's what i was saying all along Jennifer is a perfect fit



  12. 12

    Quite frankly, I think JHud is an overrated actress. She's not the most believable.
    She can sing her face off though. If she receives acting lessons, this could be great. Oscar worthy great perhaps.



  13. 13

    I kind of think Jennifer Hudson's the ONLY choice. She'd nail that role.



  14. 14

    Melinda Doolittle



  15. 15

    J-Hud is the perfect choice for Aretha!



  16. 16

    She looks so good! I'm happy for her weight loss. Take all the acting roles you can get honey!



  17. 17

    She'd be perfect for that role!! Halle who??



  18. 18

    JH can act and can sing. HB can neither. Yeap, JH it is.



  19. 19

    jennifer hudson is absolutely fantastic for this role i cant beleive anyone would bother offering it to halle at all how absolutely uncool she would be in it .



  20. 20

    Can someone please tell me where that dress is from? Who designed it?



  21. 21

    BE REAL PLEASEEEEEE….THERE IS ONLY 1 SUITABLE PERSON TO PLAY ARETHA & THAT IS JENNIFER…HALLE HAS HAD HER DAY….



  22. 22

    She can sing but I think she't not that good actress.



  23. 23

    Re: LovelyCup – I completely agree. Halle can't sing and looks nothing like Aretha, plus she's too old to play her in her younger years. J-Hud has it all, the voice, the right look and is young enough.



  24. 24

    J hud has a terrible voice. She doesn't sing, she screams and Aretha is an icon and should be represented by someone who is talented not Jhud.



  25. 25

    J-Hud would be an excellent choice. Halle Berry can't act her way out of a paper bag, much less sing.



  26. 26

    jhud would be perfect for this!



  27. 27

    Re: buggadaboo

    Aretha and Jennifer Hudson are both skilled belters, which is the technical term for all that screaming you referred to. Sure, Aretha's belt is legendary, but Jennifer ain't too bad herself. And really, if she landed the role, her job wouldn't be to pretend she's in a tribute band and sing just like Aretha. It would be to convincingly interpret Aretha Franklin, the whole person.



  28. 28

    Jennifer Hudson would def be a better choice than Halle Berry!



  29. 29

    What the fuck is up with her feet???? She ALWAYS stands that way.. someone needs to tell her she looks like a moron.

    (love her tho).



  30. 30

    Re: Norman Bates

    Melinda Doolittle did little to be remembered.



  31. 31

    No one cares about "J-HUD"….you know, HUD is for poor people. And if I have to hear her sing that FUCKING song on those weight watchers commercials ONE MORE TIME, I'm gonna lose it. SO annoying.



  32. 32

    She looks so gorgeous! I'm proud of her. Changing the way you eat is NOT easy!



  33. 33

    Re: Culchah Vulchah – well said. school 'em.



  34. 34

    I think that would be perfect. She has the look and the voice. I think Aretha actually thinks she looks like Halle Berry and she doesn't.



  35. 35

    That woman hasn't had a hit since that Catwoman disgrace, she is not that popular anymore.
    So, having to chose between a Serial Plastic Surgeries claiming it was a Diet and a lying, fraudulent racist?
    I'll take the Diet Liar, it less harmful. She isn't fooling ME.



  36. 36

    they should've hired her to sing the national anthem at super-bowl too .