Why Jennifer Hudson Turned Down ‘Precious’ Role

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Jennifer Hudson was offered Gabourey Sidibe‘s part in the 2009 film “Precious,” but she turned it down for a compelling reason: she didn’t want to be typecast for her weight.

“I had [gained weight] with Effie [in Dreamgirls],” she told Uptown Magazine. “And as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight.”

It turned out to be a good career choice: Hudson ended up winning an Academy Award for “Dreamgirls” and acted in the “Sex and the City” movie, “Winged Creatures” and “The Secret Life of Bees,” which were all released within a year of each other. Would you have wanted to see Jennifer Hudson in “Precious”?

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