Triple Threat: JHud Going For Oscar, Grammy & Tony?

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Jennifer Hudson

Yup, we’re calling it. It’s only a matter of time before J-Hud snags a Tony. In her exclusive interview with the new Livesteez, Jennifer opens up about her Broadway aspirations, non-obsession with the gym, and the pressure to ALWAYS give an oscar-worthy performance:

LIVESTEEZ: Okay, so you’ve effortlessly scored an Oscar and Grammy Award in the blink of an eye. Is it safe to assume that someday you’ll try for a Tony?

Jennifer Hudson: I would love, love, love to do Broadway. I have always wanted to do Broadway, definitely. Whether or not I win a Tony is different. To be honest I really don’t take on a project thinking ‘oh, if I choose this role I could win an Oscar’ or ‘yea, this single is going to get me a Grammy,’ you know? That’s not the attitude I would take to the stage or any project I pursue. Really for me, it’s all about timing. When the time is right I’ll be where I need to be, when I need to be there. I feel like I’m in the right place at this point of my career. So to answer your question, yes. I would love to do Broadway but when the time is right.

LIVESTEEZ: Okay, we must know, with a demanding tour schedule, how do you keep your diet and exercise in check? Do you regularly hit the gym?

Jennifer Hudson: You know what? I’m not a fanatic. I’m not obsessed with being in the gym. But I really just watch what I eat. I don’t eat fried food or red meats. I keep it pretty simple. Like, instead of eating something with a ridiculous amount of sugar or packed with carbs, I’ll eat yogurt and some fruit and that’s what I like to eat. My mini-fridge in my dressing room is filled with yogurt and strawberries or grapes or vegetables. I really pay attention to the labels on food too, it’s scary the amount of ingredients that go into a simple can of juice. I’ll drink water with lemon juice instead. Sometimes I feel a little edgy and add a packet of splenda and there you go, lemonade. [Laughs]

LIVESTEEZ: Well you seem to have nailed the technique, literally stepping into an Academy Award with your first film role. How does that impact your choice in future endeavors? Do you feel pressure to cherry pick your next role?

Jennifer Hudson: Well I think that—winning an Oscar does set the bar to a certain standard. Um, whatever I do, I will always do my best to represent the Academy. Halle Berry was telling me not to get caught up in the idea that I have to pick an Oscar role all the time. So it does affect the way I choose my next role but it doesn’t dictate my decision, you know?

LIVESTEEZ: Is there any anybody in Hollywood that you’d like to work with? Or anything you want to do artistically that you haven’t done yet?

Jennifer Hudson: Hmm, that’s such a hard question! [Pause] Give me a minute to think about that one. [Pause] As far as music, Whitney Houston is a definite. Prince, he can produce or arrange a song—he can sing on a track—I don’t care what he wants to do. [Laughs] He’s one of my favorite artists so I have to say Prince. Jamie Foxx, I want to do a “Just Like Me” remix, that would be cool! Film, hmm, Will Smith. I would like to do comedy—a comedy would be fun. Ahhh, that’s such a hard question because I’ve been blessed to work with so many people. I really can’t name everyone I’d like to work with right now. I need to think about that one.

Read the full interview here.

Comments

  • @ Hoops @

    first

  • @ Hoops @

    get it girl. do ya thang.

  • DR.FUNK

    Great vocal talent.Still needs to drop about 50lbs.No excuse for that.

  • http://myspace.com/thischikb Brittanii

    Get it Jen…classy mama!

  • Hit me UP!

    Go Jen, now that sounds like it, that you want to do broadway, not that you want to do it just to win an tony.

  • LEA

    I love her , nice interview..

  • http://www.gravatar.com *FATABULOUS*

    let the weight hate continue

  • http://www.gravatar.com *FATABULOUS*

    DR.FUNK

    Great vocal talent.Still needs to drop about 50lbs.No excuse for that
    ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    Become her personal trainer matter fact come be mine!!

  • Soul Ese

    You guys need to Youtube her and Jennifer Holliday singing And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going

  • Melo

    I like her but her acting is horrendous.

  • Buttercup

    She’s been through a lot lately…she deserves some shine

  • Glok9n: The real glok !!!

    CONGRATZ SISTAH J HUD ..GURL YOU DESERVE ALL THIS SHIT, YOU WENT THROUGH HELL LAST YEAR ..MUCH LOVE …..I TAKE ALL MY NEGATIVE COMMENTZ BACK!

  • jb_1030 (VT #7 Represnting all Day and Night)

    Well, I can see her getting a TOny someday. Triple Threat. Bey can’t say that.

  • Mon

    She can’t act or sing just got lucky with the Oscar for Dreamgirls.

  • Moreaces

    Jennifer has what it takes to snag all three, Im so proud of this young lady, And to think I remember her from day one, she was my fav to began with because she looks exactly like my play niece,, You Go Jen

  • LEA

    Holla you will enjoy it I’m telling you, I got the chance to see her and meet her at her atl show.. She’s such a sweetheart and so humble.. NOT many stars are…

  • star

    I like her, but please stop with the yogurt and fruit and no carbs thing. If that were true, she would be as small as beyonce. She has extra fat on her body and you dont have that with that clean diet she called. These celebs need to be honet and just say “I eat fried chicken and bread but I try not ot overdo”. Hope she gets the Tony though

  • Divine

    Wait….Wasn’t that’s Beyonce’s goal? To be ther first black woman to recieve an Tony,Oscar and Grammy.

    Jennifer’s voice was made for the stage. She WILL get an Tony, to go with her Oscar and Grammy.

    Dang, Bey! LOL!
    Hopefully, Obsessed will work out for her…

    BWHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • http://www.gravatar.com *FATABULOUS*

    tar

    I like her, but please stop with the yogurt and fruit and no carbs thing. If that were true, she would be as small as beyonce. She has extra fat on her body and you dont have that with that clean diet she called. These celebs need to be honet and just say “I eat fried chicken and bread but I try not ot overdo”. Hope she gets the Tony though
    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
    Not necessarily! I do agree that people need to stop lying about what they eat! She mentioned that she doesn’t really go hard in the gym and diet and exercise go hand and hand

  • DR.FUNK

    @*FATABULOUS*

    DR.FUNK

    Great vocal talent.Still needs to drop about 50lbs.No excuse for that
    ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    Become her personal trainer matter fact come be mine!!
    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Anytime cutie.I gotta’ warn you though…my training is geared towards MMA fighters.You’d have to relocate to Cali too.

  • IsleZeus

    Although I don’t think Jennifer is that much intelligent, she sure is smarter than Beyonce. She can construct complete sentences! She is talented and smart enough to snag that Tony!

    I would assume Broadway is more demanding on talent than stardom (anyone remember MaryJ and her EMBARRASSING Tony performance?)

    Beyonce doesn’t have it, but Jennifer does!

  • Divine

    @Back on My Swag
    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! The Visual is killing me! LOL!

  • The truth be Told!!

    I agree her Grammy was a pity award! I dont think her acting was that great in Dream Girls for the Oscar and I am tired of people saying it is ok because she had a rough year. Wait until the truth comes out about her family and her sister , she will need it then. Again anyone who chooses Ms NY sloppy seconds gets a ummm in my book, he crying live on Tv like a b****.

  • Divine

    @The truth be Told!!

    She still has those awards and they have been recorded for prosterity!
    So no one will care what you are saying.
    And to bring her family tragedy in the mix is just bad form.

    BTW, would you consider Beyonce sloppy second to Aaliyah?:)
    Jay lost Aayliyah to Damon Dash. DAMON DASH!!!

  • BoreYawnSay

    LMFAOOOOO

    If Jenny snags a Tony

    BoreYawnSay will official slit her wrist!!!!!

    LMFAOOOOOOOOO

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