Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls -- Video

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 20th 2006 9:30AM
Jennifer Hudson is looking great as one of the singers in Dreamgirls, a Broadway musical that Dreamworks is bringing to the big screen. The production company released some behind-the-scenes video on its website in which Jennifer is featured prominently. She plays Effie White, one in a trio of black female soul singers who cross over to the pop music charts in the early 1960s. While previous reports I cited back in November claimed that Hudson landed the lead in the movie, the behind-the-scenes video and the trailer tell a different story. I believe she is actually a supporting actor to big names like Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy. Hopefully Jen makes some good connections on this flick that lead to more opportunities in Hollywood. She was a feisty gal with a lot of fans when she was on Season 3 of American Idol.

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you are totally right about that Josie!! How did you predict that beyonce will definitely attempt to steal the show when in fact it's supposed to be about Effie not Deena!!! Karma is a b--Bey

January 01 2007 at 8:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Effie may have been the lead in the play but this is the big screen and you know this is gonna be a Beyonce love fest... unfortunately.

June 18 2006 at 10:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

We've been waiting nearly a quarter of a century for Jennifer Holliday's infamous character, Effie, to come to the big screen. It's been well worth the wait. Get ready for a ride on Better-Than-Ever Street!!!

January 26 2006 at 1:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

For what it's worth, Effie is the lead role in the actual show.

January 20 2006 at 10:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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