Jennifer Hudson rose to fame after participating in the talent show “American Idol”In 2004 and although it was not a winner in that edition, it was the first push of her career in Hollywood. After a while she became world famous for her starring role in “Dreamgirls” and was cast in person by Aretha Franklin to interpret it in a biographical film.
During a past interview the star revealed that her music idol thought of her as the lead before there was even a script for the film. It all started almost 20 years ago right after he won the Academy Award and it was when he saw her performing on Broadway that he knew he wanted her in the project, but asked her to keep it a secret.
The film, which finished filming just before the pandemic closed last spring, is scheduled to hit theaters on August 13. No plans for online transmission have been announced, although a possible acquisition of MGM by Amazon is being considered, according to specialized press reports.
Like Jennifer HudsonOther celebrities had biographical roles on the big screen, such as rapper Eminem, who played himself in “8 Miles.” The film chronicles its struggle to make its way into a very closed industry, grossing $ 51.3 million in the opening weekend and $ 242.9 million worldwide.
Jennifer Lopez She also rose to global stardom for her role as Selena Quintanilla, known as the Queen of Tex Mex, who was assassinated by the president of the fan club at age 23. The role earned Jlo positive reviews for perfecting her accent and mannerisms very similar to those of the diva.