Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson looks svelte on the cover of the January 2014 issue of ESSENCE magazine. In the issue, Hudson opens up about her greatest loves, how she turned her grief into triumph, her family, her forthcoming album, and more.
On Playing Winnie Mandela: "I was so nervous about doing a good job that I started working on the accent a couple of months before I even got there."
On Playing Prostitute & Heroin Addict in The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete: "It was a huge stretch for me to play Gloria. The drugs, the tattoos, the prostitution—her life is so different from my own."
On Her Fiancé David Otunga: “I just love being with him. We have so much fun. We’ve shared so many special moments, like when we flew down to Key West last summer for a friend’s wedding. I’m on the road so much for work that I didn’t even want to go…but David persuaded me to go and it was just the two of us. We’re usually surrounded by so many people that it’s tough to have privacy. But on this trip we could party with our friends, then just disappear for hours…it was so freaking fun.”
The ESSENCE January issue hits newsstands Friday, December 6th.