Jennifer Hudson Talks Broadway Butterflies

Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson & Danielle Brooks Join The Cast Of 'The Color Purple' On Broadway

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Jennifer Hudson is serving old Hollywood glamour on the December cover of O Magazine.

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The powerhouse songstress is bringing her vocals to the role of Shug Avery in the Broadway adaptation of ‘The Color Purple’ and opens up about in the mag.

‘I have butterflies taking on this role, but I like that,’ Hudson said in the issue. ‘I never second guessed it — I just hopped right in. She is such a different funky character for me and I was very attached to (the) book and the film.’

Hudson plans to maintain her voice by getting ‘plenty of rest’ drinking ‘lots of warm water with lemon and honey.’

Hudson also has a role in Spike Lee’s upcoming film Chiraq, in theaters December 4.

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