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Jennifer Hudson Responds To Her ‘Winnie’ Critics

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When it was announced that Jennifer Hudson would be tackling the role of Winnie Mandela, critics made their feelings known loud and clear. Many wondered if Hudson was up for the challenge, others thought she wouldn’t be able to nail the accent and many thought it should have been a South African actress playing the role.

“Well, you know, I try not to think of those things but like I always say…no one knows your potential the way you do”, J. Hud responded to the critics.

Despite all the naysayers, Hudson forged ahead in what she called an “intimidating” performance. When asked if this was the most challenging role of her career she answered, “facing Winnie was definitely like, the most intimidating, I mean, it’s Winnie Mandela.”

Winnie Mandela follows the life of Nelson Mandela’s second wife as she helps him fight against apartheid in South Africa. Terrence Howard, who plays Nelson Mandela, helped Jennifer meet the challenge of play the iconic Winnie.

“Working with Terrence, he automatically makes you raise your bar”, Hudson boasted about her co-star.

T.D. Jakes presents Winnie Mandela is in theaters Friday, September 6th. In the meantime check out of full interview with Jennifer Hudson below.

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Katt Williams Is Ready For His Comeback: “My Only Goal Is Getting Better”

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Katt Williams is ready for his triumphant return!

After a series of arrests and bizarre incidents in 2016 that seemed to overshadow his public persona, Williams told HipHollywood he’s getting back to work and putting his personal issues behind him.

“Remember none of those things have ever been about work,” he said when asked if he hopes his new projects will overshadow his past missteps. “It’s more about having to deal with situations that are purposely thrown in your direction, and so I’ve been successful in the fact that I’m not nearly as good as I’m going to be,” he explained.

But if you’re thinking the 46-year-old comedian is in denial about his issues, he says absolutely not.

“I’m not one of those people that doesn’t recognize he’s stumbled,” he asserts. “I embrace the stumble because I know I’m going to come back faster than before, so my only goal is getting better at all points.”

And with six projects slated for release including the comedy, Father Figure with Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, Williams appears to be back on the right track.

“I’m really in each of these comebacks trying to be a better person than the person that left, and if you liked that person this is just a better version than that because that’s what I’m on.”

You can see Katt dishing more positivity in the exclusive clip below, and be sure to see Father Figures when it hits theaters December 22.

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