…In her new acting gigs!
Jennifer Hudson has been a very busy woman lately with her roles on Smash and the new Sundance film, The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete!
The multi-talented entertainer may make it all look easy, but she clarified last night at the Nester gallery in Park City, Utah that delivering such emotional performance can be daunting for even the most focused of divas.
In preparation for her upcoming guest spot on Smash, Jennifer explained:
"It was a lot of fun but also a lot Of work. You're singing, you're acting, you're in the studio recording, you're learning dance steps and then it was like—oh, my God!—they'll change things right there on the set…It was a challenge."
We can totally imagine that being a challenge, but not as much as the squeaky cleany starlet playing a dirty heroin addict like she did in The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete.
Jennifer even went so far as to hang out with real life heroin addicts!
The former American Idol continued:
"If you're going to go for it, you go for it. It was so interesting because I was completely introduced to a world I didn't know. And I was literally in the process of shooting Smash. I was this glamorous character with all the hair and all the makeup and gowns, and then the next day, I was in tattoos and crazy hair and in this complete rawness. What I love most about this project is it has allowed me to step outside the box. This industry will put you in a box. 'Jennifer Hudson, sing! Do a musical!' It's like, no! There's so much more I want to do and there's so much more I feel like I could do. But it's not that often you get those opportunities. So that's why when this came along I was like, 'I'm in. Even though I'm terrified, I'm all in.'"
As if we needed more reason to love her!
Spokesperson, singer, actress, survivor, broadway star…is there anything this woman can't conquer?!
Keep on surprising us baby!
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