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Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson put on an animated display at the Respect special screening

Jamie Foxx and Dreamgirls co-star Jennifer Hudson put on an animated display as they arrive for the Respect special tastemaker screening in Los Angeles


Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson were every inch the high-spirited Hollywood stars on Wednesday night as they arrived for the Respect special tastemaker screening in Los Angeles.

The actor, 53, and his Dreamgirls co-star, 40, put on an animated display, showing off their fashion credentials as they stopped for photo opportunities, including with a devoted fan who was keen for a star-studded selfie. 

The Spotlight songstress, who stars as soul singer Aretha Franklin in the biographical musical drama film, looked stunning in a roll-neck jumper which she jazzed up by donning a sparkling dress over the top. 

Film stars: Jamie Foxx and Dreamgirls co-star Jennifer Hudson put on an animated display as they arrived for the Respect special tastemaker screening in Los Angeles on Wednesday

A beaming Jennifer pulled her tresses into a tight bun and teamed the glitzy look with suede over the knee boots. 

Meanwhile, the In Living Color star looked remarkably dapper in a velvet blazer which was adorned with an eye-catching gold pattern.

He pulled out all the fashion stops, teaming the garment with navy trousers and polished shoes, adding to his look with statement shades.

Dazzling: The actor, 53, and the Spotlight songstress, 40, showed off their fashion credentials as they stopped for photo opportunities

Dazzling: The actor, 53, and the Spotlight songstress, 40, showed off their fashion credentials as they stopped for photo opportunities

Striking a pose: Jennifer looked stunning in a roll-neck jumper which she jazzed up by donning a sparkling dress over the top, while the In Living Color star looked remarkably dapper in a velvet blazer

Striking a pose: Jennifer looked stunning in a roll-neck jumper which she jazzed up by donning a sparkling dress over the top, while the In Living Color star looked remarkably dapper in a velvet blazer

Jennifer’s role in Respect – which explores the life of Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin – is deeply personal as the late singer had hand-selected her to play the part over a decade before the movie was ever greenlit.  

Prior to the film’s release in August, the actress-come-singer divulged a bit about her friendship with Aretha and how the film came to be.  

‘We met in New York, and one of the first things she said to me was “You’re gonna win another Oscar for playing me, right?”‘ 

Say cheese! The pair stopped for a selfie with an enthusiastic fan

Say cheese! The pair stopped for a selfie with an enthusiastic fan

‘Imagine Aretha Franklin looking you in the face and saying that,’ she continued, as she recalled replying to her: ‘I can try.’  

And though she had received Aretha’s blessing, the singer died before the film was officially approved, following a battle with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer in 2018. She was 76-years-old. 

‘I had to go into such a deep place to be able to do it at times, and it helped me to be able to pull from my life and it made me understand that much more why she chose me,’ the star said of the emotional on-screen portrayal. 

Poignant: Jennifer's role in Respect - which explores the life of Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin - is deeply personal

Poignant: Jennifer’s role in Respect – which explores the life of Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin – is deeply personal

Role: The late singer had hand-selected the songstress to play the part over a decade before the movie was ever greenlit

Role: The late singer had hand-selected the songstress to play the part over a decade before the movie was ever greenlit

Speaking about her close friendship with Aretha, Jennifer shared: ‘I miss hearing from her, because I feel like in teaching me about her life she taught me about life.’

‘I still have the text chains, so every now and then I look back at them. The last time I spoke to her was Aug. 8, [2018] (eight days before her passing) and I can honestly say she sang until her last breath.’     

The film grossed over £23million and received generally positive reviews from critics.

Bond: Aretha died before the film was officially approved, following a battle with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer in 2018. She was 76-years-old (pictured middle, along with Janelle Monae, 2014)

Bond: Aretha died before the film was officially approved, following a battle with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer in 2018. She was 76-years-old (pictured middle, along with Janelle Monae, 2014)

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