Courtesy of Madame Noire
Many people questioned Jennifer Hudsonâ€™s capabilities when they learned that sheâ€™d been cast to play Winnie Mandela in biopic, Winnie. However, JHud told HipHollywood that sheâ€™s not too busy concerning herself with those who doubt her because folks said the same thing about her role in Dreamgirlsâ€”and we all see what a success that was. She also discussed how amazing itâ€™s been working with talented actor Terrence Howard. Check out some excerpt from her interview below.
On the challenges of taking on her first starring role:
â€œFacing â€˜Winnieâ€™ was definitely the most intimidating. I mean, itâ€™s Winnie Mandela. Just to be anywhere near that is intimidating alone, and then it was my first lead role at the same time, which was also like, daunting.â€