Jennifer Hudson on Being Anointed by Aretha Franklin to Play Her in ‘Respect’

BGN interviews Jennifer Hudson (Aretha Franklin) for the movie Respect.

Aretha Franklin sings in her father’s church choir as a child and grows up to become an international musical superstar and legend while simultaneously enduring an abusive marriage, constraints of patriarchy, and also being actively involved in the civil rights movement.

Interviewer: Jeandra LeBeauf

Video Editor: Jamie Broadnax

Respect premieres in theaters this Friday.

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