Source: Instagram./marlonwayans

Jennifer Hudson Sings with 'Respect' Costar Marlon Wayans before They Burst into Laughter in Video

Joe Akins
Mar 09, 2020
09:40 A.M.
Share this pen

Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson shared a post where she and fellow actor, Marlon Wayans rehearsed some tunes set for the movie, "Respect." It seemed like they had so much fun making the movie.


In the clip uploaded recently by J Hud, Marion could be seen singing his lines in what sounded like a duet. He later paused and gave in to Jennifer who melodiously sang some lyrics as she stood behind him.

Jennifer Hudson at the world premiere of "Cats" on December 16, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Jennifer Hudson at the world premiere of "Cats" on December 16, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


Some members of the team who were also present burst into laughter after the comedian commented on the credibility of the singer's voice that seemed to outdo his.

Without backing down, Jennifer asked that they continue the rest of the song, but her partner was a bit hesitant, joking that he didn't know the song.In the caption, however, the songstress commended the instrumentalist on the team, Jason Michael Webb.


She further stated that the experience shooting the "Respect" film, which is a true-life story of renowned singer, Aretha Franklin, was all shades of awesome. In her words:

"That time when @marlonwayans wanted us to sing a duet!...@jasonmichaelwebb so graciously on the keys. We had so many great times during the @respectmovie production."

The biopic showcases the life of the legendary Queen of soul music; from the genesis of her career as a church singer to when she hit stardom worldwide.


Aretha kicked the bucket two years ago, after battling pancreatic cancer for a while. Before then, her talent was not only recognized by her captivated audience, but by the world at large. At a Grammy Awards ceremony, Franklin was a recipient of more than 17 awards.

Aretha involved herself in the film before her death.

After her passing, a press release announced her eligibility for a posthumous honor following her immense contributions over the years to the American culture and sound.


Her achievements earned her the love of the younger generation of artists, no wonder Jennifer was thrilled to be handpicked by Aretha to portray her real-life character in the film, "Respect." As the curtains were drawn, the "Respect" star took to the gram to gush about her excitement, she wrote:

"It's officially a wrap on @respectmovie...words can't express how grateful I am to be chosen by the Queen herself, and to live out yet another dream!"

She concluded by saying it was an honor to accept the Queen's request then tagged her the one and only Queen.


Aretha involved herself in the film before her death, and the project employed the most exceptional talents, such as Mary J Blige, Forest Whitaker, Queen Latifah, Marc Maron, Tate Donovan, among others.

So it is expected to be a superb production with attention to details and a comprehensive portrayal of the life of the deceased.

It is scheduled to drop in October, and it features an array of Aretha's songs like "Respect" and "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman."

Apart from the film, Jennifer Hudson starred in, another life portrayal of the star is the National Geographic series titled "Genius" which Cynthia Erivo, a Nigerian-British native featured as Aretha..

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Jane ‘Nightbirde’ Marczewski Said Faith Helped Her Foresee Fatal Diagnosis and Get Through Her Divorce

February 23, 2022

Doris Day 'Felt Married' to James Garner Although He Cracked Two of Her Ribs

April 04, 2022

Chrissy Metz's Ex-husband Martyn Eaden Filed for Divorce in 2014 — Her Love Life Flourished after They Split

January 26, 2022

Josh Groban’s Relationships with 5 Actresses & a Singer before He Fell for a TV Star - Inside His Private Life

April 02, 2022