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Why Jennifer Hudson Turned Down "Precious" Role

Posted: December 26th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Why Jennifer Hudson Turned Down "Precious" RoleSubmit Comment
After winning an Academy Award for her role in "Dreamgirls," Jennifer Hudson was asked to audition for the lead in "Precious," the 2009 film about an overweight, pregnant teenager, that won two Oscars and was nominated for four others.

But Hudson turned down the role because it required her to gain weight. "As much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight," she said.

Director Lee Daniels was a bit disappointed by Hudson's decision since it left him a tough position. "We were weeks away from the shoot but I still hadn't found Precious," he explained. "Do you know how difficult it is to find a 300 pound black girl to be great in a movie? They don't exist in Hollywood."

Luckily, he was able to cast newcomer Gabourey Sidibe, who ended up getting an Oscar nomination and recently starred in Brett Ratner's "Tower Heist."

Source: THR


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bandolero999 writes:
on December 26th, 2011 at 7:58:25 PM

Big daddy would you?

They could of used that fat suit from the Nutty Professor

Well she's looking good now that she lost all that weight.
Big_Daddy writes:
on December 26th, 2011 at 9:01:49 PM

Its hard to find 300 pound black women in Hollywood but they are a dime a dozen in Compton.

@bando....

that would be a hell to da naw.
BadChadB33 writes:
on December 26th, 2011 at 9:08:17 PM

How did this waste of a life ever win an Oscar? She just won it to keep racism out of it. She's a talentless worthless piece of cow sh*t!!
bandolero999 writes:
on December 26th, 2011 at 9:13:50 PM

More like theres a dime of a dozen in a hair shop where they got them weaves and wigs.

Well she was in American Idol first and then transitioned to movies.

And big daddy Deniro goes black he just recently had a baby at age 68 with his wife.Alex should've posted that
pornfly writes:
on December 26th, 2011 at 10:10:55 PM

Shuldv used khloe kardashian shes black by osmosis
Damon242 writes:
on December 26th, 2011 at 10:23:50 PM

You telling me that he left the casting of the film's key character to the last few weeks before production?

The producer should have been fired.
Damon242 writes:
on December 26th, 2011 at 10:24:48 PM

If you can't find a naturally fat woman, then just make one. Honestly, Hollywood is full of people who can do it for you!
Rambo writes:
on December 26th, 2011 at 10:27:19 PM

who.gives.a.f*ck
YoungChris writes:
on December 26th, 2011 at 11:23:16 PM

Don't noe..don't care ...
baxattax writes:
on December 27th, 2011 at 3:22:59 AM

They could've used David Hasselhoff's liver
Ranger writes:
on December 27th, 2011 at 3:37:59 AM

I'd still take this lady around the track for a few laps (as per my profile... a rock pile and all).
Ranger writes:
on December 27th, 2011 at 3:40:32 AM

@bax - priceless avatar!
minkowski writes:
on December 27th, 2011 at 11:36:16 AM

And the award for 'Stories No One Gives A sh*t About' goes to...
minkowski writes:
on December 27th, 2011 at 11:49:49 AM

Should've just hired a Tootsie Roll and gone with claymation...
bandolero999 writes:
on December 27th, 2011 at 12:07:04 PM

more like a XXXXL Tootsie roll add eyes,legs,arms
Claymation sort of like Gumby
Cinemaisdead writes:
on December 27th, 2011 at 2:36:06 PM

"I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight," she said.

Next role... Sex and the City- Louise.

Probably wouldn't have got the part unless she was skinny... it's always about your weight.. it's Hollywood you bell end!
rocketman writes:
on December 27th, 2011 at 3:43:01 PM

She doesn't look the sort of lass to turn down a slice of cake.
minkowski writes:
on December 27th, 2011 at 6:23:16 PM

I'd give her a slice of cake for a piece of pie.
DeVries writes:
on December 27th, 2011 at 7:55:24 PM

Kardashian ? She is pregnant in the ass since years. Would have been a good precious.

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