Jennifer Hudson is prepared for her close-up because the Queen of Soul herself — ’trigger she’s already in character and filming — as is her onscreen husband, Marlon Wayans.
The Oscar-winning actress and Grammy-winning singer was noticed on set Sunday in NYC, the place she was in costume as a younger Aretha Franklin for the upcoming biopic concerning the music icon referred to as ‘Respect.’ Marlon performs her first hubby and ex-manager, Ted White.
In this scene — which is supposedly set in Harlem through the mid-60s — you possibly can see Marlon speaking to a bunch of prostitutes, earlier than accumulating cash and roughing one up a bit. Jennifer (as Aretha) appears on from a ready automotive, and when Marlon will get again in … they share a passionate kiss. Gotta say … the manufacturing worth appears to be fairly excessive right here.
BTW, Jennifer was reportedly hand-picked by Aretha earlier than her demise in 2018. She most likely couldn’t have chosen a greater individual to play her in a film. Jen’s acquired the chops on each ends to drag it off — and thus far, she actually has the early Aretha look down.
And, whereas Marlon normally performs the humorous man, he comes off as menacing and severe right here. That jives with the real-life Ted, who’s remembered as a infamous Detroit pimp … who allegedly abused Aretha earlier than they lastly parted methods in 1969.
Should be a very good one … the flick’s set to drop subsequent summer time.