Jennifer Hudson in “Precious”
“Precious” was an intense depiction of life through the eyes of a troubled teenager with an abusive mother and an abusive father. It was very moving. It is one of those movies that stick with you. I think Gabourey Sidibe was MADE for the role of Precious. I can’t even imagine Jennifer Hudson as Precious. Jennifer looks to old to play the role of a teenager, it would not have been believable. She was amazing as Effie in “Dreamgirls”, but the jump from Effie to Precious would have been very hard to achieve. I think she was better off passing on the role. She has been accused of passing on the role because of the weight issues, and as everyone can see she had plans to loose weight not gain. However, in an interview she defended the decision to pass up on the role, stating that there were other reasons why she did not want to play Precious. She said, “I just felt that character was doing things, at least in the script that I got, that were places I did not want to go and not where I needed to go”. Jennifer Hudson has amazing talent as a singer and actress, I am sure she will find a better role more suitable for her.