Talk about method acting.
When Jennifer Hudson committed to starring in the lead role in Winnie, the story of Nelson Mandela's wife, she really committed to it.
While discussing the role in a recent interview, Jennifer reveals that she actually opted to confine herself in a prison cell for several days in an attempt to “experience some of the hell that woman went through.” She explains further:
“They snatched her out of her home and she had no idea what happened to her children. Imagine living that? This was her life! This was real. As a woman, I am angry for her, hurting for her. And as a mom? God, being in solitary confinement, away from my son just for five days when shooting those scenes—it was too much for me. I was drained and stripped down. I was changed.”
Wow. Incredible. Such commitment to the craft. We're really impressed.
Should we assume there is another Oscar in her future? Maybe!