Respect: Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in new film

Jennifer Hudson was asked by Aretha Franklin herself to play her. 15 years have passed since his proposal and two since he passed away the Queen of Soul and mythical artist who inspired stars like Adele and the protagonist of the biopic Respect herself. “We met in New York, and we had a chat about it. There was no script, she wanted to meet me, ”Hudson said in 2006. Years later, when she was performing on Broadway, the official invitation came. “She called me and said, ‘I’ve made a decision and I want you to interpret me, but don’t tell anyone!”