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.
She lying! Sorry … but I she stay contradicting herself. I remember when she was a size 1 then she came out and said she could never be a size 1 b’cuz she is too tall. I’m waiting for her to finally admit she had lap band surgery before she did Weight watchers. Girl bye
@Yanni: Yes I totally agree with everything you say here. J Hud is killing her popularity not only with those god awful commercials but with her interviews. Aren’t interviews here to help stars relate to their fans?
YES, she did have surgery. but because she needs indorsements and weight watchers was willing to use her and PAY her millions to say she used them. she has to lie. The real reason she didnt want to do precious is because she didnt want to get fat again (she would lose all her liablility and credibility) but because people didnt like her answer she changed it.
It’s not even that serious…who cares?
@Ms. Information: Co-sign. Jennifer, baby, do you!
@ Gigi…thanks..this girl loss her mom, her brother and her nephew in a HORRIBLE way…and this people rag on her about her weight? How about the strength to move on after something like that? Most of us still wouldn’t be out of the bed after that.
OMG J hud you are sich a victim of Hollywood. It pains me from a distant fan’s point of view to look at this woman have to defend herself because her staff writes everything she says. When she moments of clarity it sound fake due inpart because she doesn’t own herself anymore. I pray for to find herself amongst the madness of Hollywood
To those commenting: Get your own lives. Really. So many people are so caught up in non-reality reality shows that they don’t know the difference between what’s real and what isn’t. Yet have something to say about lives they don’t even have a clue about. Has it ever occurred to you that both answers are true? Losing family to violence is very real. Choosing not to be typecast is very real, especially for African American women. As far as Weight Watchers: consider the liability and the credibility loss Weight Watchers would suffer if Jennifer Hudson actually did have an operation rather than the courage to stay the course of weight loss. Most of you sound like the proverbial crabs in the barrel. Grow up.
Honestly, she would have had to gain A LOT of weight to play Precious. JHud from Dreamgirls wasn’t nearly as big as the author portrayed Precious in the book Push.
Also – that book was one of the hardest books I’ve ever read. IT IS a graphic story of abuse. It’s a true testament to Gabourey’s acting skills that she was able to play this role. To be real, JHud isn’t that great of an actress to me. She generally has played roles like are like her personality in Dreamgirls and SATC.