Jennifer Hudson first met the late, great Aretha Franklin in 2004 before opening for her Merrillville, IN concert - which was shortly after she placed seventh on Fox's American Idol.'Aretha said, "Don't sing none of my songs,"' laughed the Chicago-born 40-year-old for her W Magazine cover story.'When I got to open up for her concert, she allowed me to sing my own songs, but I got to watch her perform her songs.' Throwback!
Jennifer Hudson (R) first met the late, great Aretha Franklin (2-L) in 2004 before opening for her Merrillville, IN concert - which was shortly after she placed seventh on Fox's American IdolEight years later, Jennifer got an important phone call from the Queen of Soul who informed her, 'I've made my decision, and it is you who I want to play me.''I was very excited in the moment that I learned that she wanted me to play her.
But then, the next second, like, Oh my god. Like, it's Aretha Franklin. Where do you even start? So, it's exciting, but the scariest thing at the same time,' Hudson recalled. 'It felt like holding my breath for 15 years until filming the movie.Read more on dailymail.co.uk