As the never-ending Jennifer Hudson weight loss story continues to roll, another contradictory story comes out, and this time it’s straight from the star’s mouth.
The bright TMZ cameras caught the American Idol megastar in New York City and asked her about why she turned downed the lead role in the critically acclaimed movie Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.
Last night Hudson very emphatically said that weight did not factor into her decision to pass on the role, contradicting her Dateline NBC appearance earlier in the week. On NBC’s news magazine show Hudson was quoted explaining that she thought “I would have had to be the big girl again.,” this according to TMZ.
As you may be able to tell from the video below, the Weight Watchers spokeswoman was apparently ready for the paparazzi — even though every star of Hudson’s magnitude knows when she steps out, the cameras are flashing — and gave a coherent answer, explaining:
“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.”
Considering that J-Hud lived in this world as a heavier individual most of her life, she may still have lots of issues with weight even though she looks great on the outside. The mental aspect is always as important as the physical when embarking on a weight loss journey.