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Jennifer Hudson Talks Upcoming Color Purple Production & Staying Fit


Heather Wines/CBSJennifer Hudson has a lot going on these days, including being named the new face of New York & Company’s Soho Jeans Collection.

In the newest issue of People magazine, the singer speaks about preparing for her stage debut in a new Broadway production of The Color Purple. “It’s something that I’ve always dreamed about. It’s an American classic,” she tells the mag. “You want to do it justice. My character [Shug Avery] has got this sexy fire about her that I have to find.”

Somehow she’s also managed to stay fit, even while balancing parenting duties. “I don’t work out much. I just watch what I eat. In the summertime, I like to do outdoor activities with my son, like bike riding, playing basketball or skating,” she says. “Big David [fiance David Otunga] and I are very active parents.”

The Color Purple will begin previews on Tuesday, November 10 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City.


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