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‘Own Your Voice’: Jennifer Hudson on Aretha Franklin and ‘Respect’

The star of the Queen of Soul biopic has the perfect advice for women who lead.

Jennifer Hudson stars in “Respect,” a biopic about Aretha Franklin. Photo: Bethany Mollenkof/The New York Times/Redux

For Jennifer Hudson, Respect is not just another movie where she stars as a famous person who sings. For this biopic, she embodies her idol, Aretha Franklin, the…

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