I could listen to Jennifer Hudson sing all day and twice on Sundays, how about you? She’s on the cover of Entertainment Weekly next week, and I was lucky enough to get an advance copy with her interview inside. Yay! Here’s a few tidbits from the interview:
â€śIn church we call that the Anointing, thatâ€™s what youâ€™re feeling,â€ť she says. â€śMusic is my home. When Iâ€™m trying to find my inner peace, when it seems like everything is overwhelming, I put music in my ears.â€ť
On working after the tragic murders of her mother, sister, and nephew:
â€śThis is what I love to do, and I hate to sit still,â€ť she tells Entertainment Weekly. â€śI have been active for the past four or five years, and to be working like that and then to just stop and all you hear is the clock tickingâ€¦â€ť She shakes her head. â€śThat will drive you crazy.â€ť
On how she’s dealing with the family tragedies:
Hudson becomes quiet when conversation strays into sensitive territory, and when asked about her emotional Grammy performance of â€śYou Pulled Me Through,â€ť for instance, she says, â€śI like to be led by the emotion of a song. I want the audience to experience what Iâ€™m feeling.â€ť Hudson still does not talk about the murders, even with those closest to her. â€śI try not to say anything about it,â€ť says her childhood friend and longtime assistant, Walter Williams III. â€śSheâ€™s okay as long as people donâ€™t bring it up. Sheâ€™s trying to put all of that behind her.â€ť
There’s a lot more than that, and I highly recommend you grab an issue and read it. I can’t believe how much she’s had to go through this year, I would seriously have to be holed up in my house for years after something like that. She’s amazing.