Nothing but respect for Jennifer Hudson! The Oscar winner absolutely stunned on the CMA Awards red carpet in a gorgeous lace jumpsuit, and then left our jaws on the floor with her Aretha Franklin tribute.
Jennifer Hudson, 40, took the style game to a whole new level at the 2021 CMA Awards on November 10. The actress/singer extraordinaire showed up on the red carpet in a stunning burgundy lace jumpsuit that featured a bustier top. She was wrapped in silk around the waist, which created a long train as she walked.
Over the last few months, Jennifer has been acing the fashion game. She looked stunning in a beautiful red dress at the 2021 Met Gala. For the Los Angeles premiere of Respect, JHud dazzled in a purple sequined gown.
The actress and singer just performed Aretha’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” at the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction. She helped honor music legend Carole King, who was being inducted for the second time.
The Oscar winner admitted in her ELLE cover story that it was a “dream” to play Aretha in Respect. “I sit and think about it, like, What artist is built like that? She was music. She was anointed, and her life was anointed.”
Jennifer notably sang Aretha’s songs live while filming, something that blew one of her co-stars away. “She did take after take after take, singing live,” Marlon Wayans told ELLE. “The woman never even asked for lemon and hot water or salt water to gargle with. She was a machine. I’m just so happy that I got to watch that type of greatness. A queen played a queen. It’s a beautiful thing to see.”