11.04.2019

Jennifer Hudson is seen for the first time as the late Aretha Franklin

Jennifer Hudson is seen for the first time as the late Aretha Franklin

She was reportedly handpicked by the late singer for the starring role in her biopic, Respect. 

And Jennifer Hudson was seen for the first time as Aretha Franklin while filming in New York City on Sunday. 

The 38-year-old singer and actress transformed into 'The Queen of Soul' for the shoot, taking fans back to Harlem in 1966. 

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