The ‘Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete’ actress told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that while having a young son greatly influences the way she approaches acting roles, the ‘Dream Girls’ star is dreaming of having a girl one day too!
Jennifer Hudson is the busy mom of an adorable 4-year-old son, Daniel, who directly influences the way she relates to her dramatic film roles. At The Cinema Society & Tommy Hilfiger’s screening of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY learned how being a mother has changed her as an actress — and about her future baby plans!
Jennifer Hudson Baby Plans — ‘Dreams’ Of Having A Daughter
Motherhood has definitely changed Jennifer — including as an actress. In her newest role, she plays a heroin addict who is taken away from her son. “You know, it helps me definitely connect to when I’m playing a mom better, even in this place when I’m playing a bad mom,” Jennifer told HollywoodLife.com.
“It made me think … I still felt for this child in that way, you know what I mean?” she explained. “And it helps me connect to playing a mother role. I think almost every role I’ve played I’ve had children — yeah, I think that’s safe to say! And it’s always little boys so it’s like ‘oh okay, this is easy, ’cause I have a son, you know.”
Though her son has been a great source of inspiration, she’s definitely into the idea of expanding her family! “I want a little girl so bad, it’s a dream,” she told us longingly.
Jennifer Hudson’s New Film Role Made Her Son Cry
Jennifer’s son was even on set while she was filming The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete –– and she’s such a great actress that even her own son was convinced by her performance. Of their experience, Jennifer told HollywoodLife.com:
My son was there through the whole filming process. And it scared him! He was like “Mommy, why you acting like that? Mommy stop?” He would cry, he would get emotional. And I’d say, “ok, mommy has to go play a bad mommy.” So you know, it was kind of weird for him to be there in the middle of it.
What do YOU think,HollyMoms? Do you think it’s so sweet how much motherhood has changed Jennifer?
— Interview by Emily Longeretta, Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski