Respect Trailer: Jennifer Hudson's Take on Aretha Franklin Is Already Generating Oscar Buzz

Curated via Twitter from W Magazine’s twitter account….

When the trailer dropped during the 2020 BET Awards, many viewers on social media were reminded of Hudson’s Oscar winning performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls, and others sent up their prayers for Blige to get her second acting Oscar nomination as well. (She was nominated in 2018 for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Mudbound and Best Original Song for her performance of the film’s song "Mighty River").

Franklin may not be here to see the final product, but knowing she gave her blessing for Hudson to portray her in Respect, and seeing how the first teaser trailer has played out, one has to imagine she’d have more to compliment than just the gowns donned by the lead actress in the film, which will be in theaters this December.

Now that the first official teaser trailer for Respect has been released, it is clear that Hudson appears to really do the icon justice, while providing her own vocals for the classic songs that made Franklin a legend.

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