Jennifer Hudson is still feeling the emotional effects of playing the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in the new biographical drama Respect. Hudson tells ABC Audio that even though the film has long since wrapped, she still feels the gravity of getting to portray one of the... Read More.
Jennifer Hudson says she received a special mandate from the Queen of Soul when she took on the role of Aretha Franklin in the new biographical film Respect. In the film, which captures the life and career of Franklin, Hudson plays the singer as an adult.... Read More.
Marlon Wayans says he wanted to give Aretha Franklin's first husband and manager Ted White a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T when he channeled him in the new biographical drama, Respect. Unfortunately for the actor, that wasn't an easy task. "It was funny because I couldn't really get anything out... Read More.
Jennifer Hudson stars as the late Aretha Franklin in Respect, an upcoming biopic about the Queen of Soul's life. The two-time Grammy winner opened up to Entertainment Tonight about her initial reaction upon learning Ms. Franklin handpicked her to tell her life story. "That's a lot, a lot,... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Courtney B. Vance shares a rare side of himself in the upcoming anthology series Genius: Aretha. Vance, who plays Aretha Franklin's father, C.L. Franklin, tells ABC Audio that channeling the "singing preacher" demanded a lot from him. "We're gonna hear some singing from me, so I definitely had to flex the... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- What made Aretha Franklin a genius? That topic is explored in the limited series Genius: Aretha, premiering Sunday night on National Geographic, and then the next day on Hulu. Emmy-winner Cynthia Erivo, who plays Franklin in the series, had some answers when she spoke... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- The upcoming Aretha Franklin biographical film Respect is the latest in a line of major films to see a delayed release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MGM has announced that the film, starring Jennifer Hudson as Franklin, is being pushed from its January 15, 2021 release date... Read More.