Jennifer Hudson has had a little work done and for the first time, she’s admitting it was not fully by choice.
According to the Grammy Award winner, work had to be done to her lips for her breakthrough role as Effie White in “Dreamgirls.”
“When I did Dreamgirls I actually had to get my dent right here injected because it was affecting the lighting,” Hudson says in a preview pointing to her to lip on “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” “And when I got it done the doctor was like ‘I do not want to do this do you realize people come in here and pay to have the lips you have naturally.’ And I was like, ‘I don’t want to but I have to for the movie!'”
According to Hudson, that was something she had to do, but losing weight was not on her mind. Looking back, she says she felt comfortable with her body until Hollywood labeled her a “big girl.”
“Already I had lost like 60 pounds then, I was exercising everyday I got down to a size 12 and I got to Hollywood and they were like, ‘How do you feel being the big girl?'” says Hudson. “And I was like, ‘Who are they talking to?’ I literally looked around like this is normal, this is fine, this is average, where I come from it’s totally fine, so I couldn’t understand.”
As previously reported, Jennifer Hudson will appear on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” Sunday, September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.