Jennifer Hudson never considered acting

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The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical surrounding a trio of black female soul singers who cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960's. Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy & Anika Noni Rose make up a talented cast in this lavish musical brought to life by Bill Condon.
April 5th, 2014

Jennifer Hudson ''never thought'' about becoming an actress.

The 32-year-old star shot to fame after competing on 'American Idol', and went on to pick up an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her role in 'Dreamgirls', and doesn't think she would have been considered for the film if it hadn't been for one of her performances on the show.

She said: ''I always wanted to sing and make my living doing that, it's that simple. But God always gives you a little bit more than you asked for and I ended up acting. Now I'm an actress and singer and it's so weird.

''I never thought about acting, but because of 'American Idol' I had this platform and Barry Manilow arranged the song I was eliminated off on as if it was 'I'm Telling You'.

''It had the same structure and people thought I was singing 'I'm Telling You' and from the performance they started saying Jennifer Hudson for Effy White [in 'Dreamgirls'].''

And Jennifer still can't believe she won awards for her role in the film.

She added: ''As far as 'Dreamgirls' all I wanted to do was get my lines right and do the job I was hired to do and I ended up winning an Oscar, and it's still surreal to this day.''