And I am telling you she's coming. Oh, yeah, you're gonna love her. Yes, you are! The multi-talented Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson has again admitted to having dreams of hitting the Broadway stage—only this film/TV/music superstar doesn’t quite have an empty schedule to do that just yet.
“Wow, no. Not yet. But theater is a whole other beast. That’s a huge commitment, being in the theater world, so give me a little more time for that. Just a little more,” Hudson told Variety, while receiving her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I absolutely want to do that. But again, it’s all about timing. Theater is very stationary and I’m used to being able to travel around. So I’m not ready yet, but I’m gearing up for it." She reiterated what she also told Broadway.com back in January 2012: "It’s coming.”
Though Hudson has become known for her musical acting prowess after her Oscar-winning performance as Effie White in Bill Condon's 2006 film adaptation of Dreamgirls, she confesses, “To be honest, I am not the biggest musical movie fan. I don’t know how I ended up in the world of it.” Hudson admits that after the huge success of the film, she didn't want to be typecast or boxed in by movie musicals.
In addition to Dreamgirls, Hudson's film and TV credits include American Idol, Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees, Winnie Mandela, The Three Stooges, Smash and Black Nativity. She won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for 2008's Jennifer Hudson.
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