Jennifer Hudson Denies Declining Precious Role Over Weight Concerns

Jennifer Hudson Denies Declining Precious Role Over Weight Concerns

It was rumored last month that former American Idol singer Jennifer Hudson was considered for the role of Precious in the movie of the same name. The role was given to acting newcomer Gabourey Sidibe, but it was reported that Jennifer turned the movie down. Particularly, that she rejected the role because she didn’t want to gain weight for the titular role.

In her memoir, she commented that she wanted to take a role which had nothing to do with her weight. TMZ caught up with Jennifer and she said, “I did not turn down the role because of the weight thing. I turned it down because I felt it was just too graphic for me at that time.”

TMZ has more:

Hudson’s explanation seems to contradict what she told “Dateline” earlier this week (below) … when Jennifer said she passed because, “I would have had to be the big girl again.”

When Lester Holt asked if her decision to turn down “Precious” was motivated by fear of being typecast as a heavy actress … Hudson said, “I don’t like the idea of being boxed into anything.”

Do you think she should have taken the role of Precious? Would she have done the part as much justice as Gabourey Sidibe? Sound off in the comments with your thoughts!

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Jennifer Hudson Denies Declining Precious Role Over Weight Concerns was last modified: January 11th, 2012 by Lydia Harris
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