Jennifer Hudson changes course, says she'd gain weight for right film role
"When I do films, it has to be led by something through me -- like my passion for it. I just don't want to hop into anything. So if I commit myself to something, then it'll be worth it no matter what character it is," she tells the AP.
Hudson adds that she and her pro-wrestler fiance David Otunga "didn't realize how important health was until we were adults. We wanted to make sure we set an example for our son. He's health conscious, and I am health conscious."
Hudson, famously lost 80 pounds after her Oscar-winning role in " Dreamgirls." She now serves as a spokesperson for Weight Watchers. But at the time, the idea of yo-yoing back to play the 300-pound character in "Precious" was of no interest to her.
"And as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight," Hudson tells Uptown Magazine.