Back in March, we were impressed to hear how committed Jennifer Hudson was to her lead role in Winnie, a biopic about Nelson Mandela's wife.
Now, we're not so sure how we feel about the potential Oscar candidate, after hearing what the real Winnie Mandela had to say about the project (above).
The film does NOT have her blessing, and she claims she wasn't consulted about it.
This definitely puts a poor taste in our mouth about the whole thing.
What do U think? Do Winnie Mandela's comments change your feelings about this film?
Tags: biopic, nelson mandela, oscar candidate, poor taste, winnie, winnie mandela
Rather, Winnie Mandela isn't happy there is a movie being made about her without her backing!
Several months ago, it was announced that Jennifer Hudson would be playing the wife of South African icon and leader, Nelson Mandela, in a flick titled Winnie. Since that news broke, the real Winnie Mandela has come forward, saying that she wants production to halt on the project as she isn't too thrilled about how she is being "characterized."
You would think that her opinion would matter to the director. You would be wrong.
Darrell Roodt is at the helm of the film and he admits to not shying away from "controversies" and adding that the film is "not for Winnie Mandela, it’s about Winnie Mandela."
Cold! True, but cold!
Maybe a stellar performance from J-Hud will change her mind! Better bring it, girl!
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: darrell roodt, movies, nelson mandela, winnie, winnie mandela