Exclusive: Jennifer Hudson reveals how she waited 15 years for 'Respect'


American singer and actress Jennifer Hudson revealed she had to wait 15 years to play Aretha Franklin on-screen.

During her conversation with Dubai Eye's 103.8's Lunch with Lloyd, she speaks about how she was handpicked by Aretha for her biopic Respect.

"If she believes I can do it, (then) I can do it," she recalled, adding that it took years of preparation.

Respect hits VOX Cinemas on August 19.

Here's the podcast to the full interview:

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