Come to find out, Jennifer Hudson was originally sought after for the role of Precious!!!
But J-Hud turned it down because she was doing so well in her weight loss and didn't want to gain any back!
The Oscar-winner says:
I had [gained weight] with Effie [in Dreamgirls] and as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight.
Woww…we're trying to imagine the movie with her in it now! Hmm, yeah, we definitely think fate stepped in on this one.
Gabourey Sidibe killed it!! J-Hud did that girl a favor by turning the role down, riight??
[Image via WENN.]
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