They’ll stand up and be powerful women, and that inspires me still to this day — pulling from them and their teachings and examples.

I’m hearing my brother’s voice say, ‘Jenny, knock it off!’ He would be angry at me for giving up.

I always take it as ammunition to inspire me to prove all the naysayers wrong. William Balfour, Hudson’s sister, Julia’s estranged former husband, was given three consecutive life sentences for the murders.

"I want to encourage women more," she tells me, "to maximize us and create more unity."

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. The former American Idol finalist added that her late loved ones — mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and nephew Julian King — … It happens performance-wise. And it was always my dream — because I love family — to have a giant table with all my siblings. It’s like a challenge.

It happens often being a woman, being young, and being successful at an early age. Jennifer Hudson rarely speaks about the immense tragedy that claimed the lives of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in 2008. Too often, we are pitted against each other, but look how powerful one woman is. As long as you stay true to who you are, you can always achieve what your goal is. Jennifer Hudson On The Advice Her Mom Gave Her To Feel Powerful "By the time I’m walking out of this room, you’re going to know exactly who I am and what I can do." “[But] that’s what I go back to: What would my mother say? What would she do?”. Jennifer Hudson is on the other end of the line giving me what feels like a personal pep talk.

So, if I’m doing that, I know I’m pleasing my mother,” revealed Hudson. “(However) that’s what I go back to: What would my mother say?

That helps drive me. And that philosophy just so happens to be what her new campaign with Olay is all about — maximizing women. While she hasn’t met all of her siblings, she does know “quite a few.”, “Oh, yes,” she said. Hudson and her sister live close by in Chicago. Bustle spoke with Hudson about the women in her life who make her feel "maximized," and what people can do to uplift other women. I try never to look at anything as a negative, even if that was the intention. You can always prove people wrong.

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This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. Hudson purchased a house for Julia, who works as a school bus driver. I don’t care how you feel about me or what you think I can’t do — by the time I’m walking out of this room, you’re going to know exactly who I am and what I can do.

Too often, we are pitted against each other, but look how powerful one woman is. It happens often being a woman, being young, and being successful at an early age. As my mother used to say, "I can show you better than I can tell you.". Pour autoriser Verizon Media et nos partenaires à traiter vos données personnelles, sélectionnez 'J'accepte' ou 'Gérer les paramètres' pour obtenir plus d’informations et pour gérer vos choix.

You have to find your own way. Jennifer Hudson is on the other end of the line giving me what feels like a personal pep talk.


Sometimes you get cut down, challenged, and discouraged, and it comes in many facets and ways and through many people.

Just try it. 2020 Bustle Digital Group. With just weeks to go before her latest film, the big-screen adaptation of Cats, hits theaters on Dec. 20, Jennifer Hudson sat down for a new interview with British paper The Guardian. It’s something I’m passionate about, and it’s very much who I am. It was a no-brainer for me, because I love the message. Some people don’t even realize what they are doing, but it’s a matter of what you take from it and do with it. Some people don’t even realize what they are doing, but it’s a matter of what you take from it and do with it. They’ll stand up and be powerful women, and that inspires me still to this day — pulling from them and their teachings and examples. But it’s a matter of how you deal with it.”, The former American Idol finalist added that her late loved ones — mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and nephew Julian King — would have wanted her to “press forward” and do “what they would have wanted me to do.”, She said, “It would be worse, to me, not to press forward. I always take it as ammunition to inspire me to prove all the naysayers wrong.

Jennifer Hudson rarely speaks about the immense tragedy that claimed the lives of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in 2008. “As for my nephew; that’s where the Julian D. King Gift Foundation (her philanthropic organization) comes from because he was strong and very smart. “Eleven girls, 16 boys. I don’t care how you feel about me or what you think I can’t do — by the time I’m walking out of this room, you’re going to know exactly who I am and what I can do. You have to find your own way. Jennifer Hudson On The Advice Her Mom Gave Her To Feel Powerful.

I have a host of powerful women in my family who I have been blessed to grow up with and still have around. So to live in a way that honors them is what presses you forward.

That’s kind of the fun. I try never to look at anything as a negative, even if that was the intention. “I think I attribute that first to God, next to (the realization that) when you experience trauma, it comes and goes.

When they reached out and I heard about what it was about and what it represented — and the positivity in it — that resonated with me. Just imagine the giant table!”, Hilaria Baldwin slams trolls calling her an ‘attention seeker’ for speaking out about her miscarriages, Katie Holmes is praised for not retouching her stretch marks: ‘You aren’t afraid to show your body exactly how it is’, Bill Cosby shows no remorse in first interview from prison: ‘It’s all a set up’. … Vous pouvez modifier vos choix à tout moment dans vos paramètres de vie privée. Hudson said although she gets sad, “it would be worse, to me, not to press forward. Imagine if we all came together and continued to empower each other and uplift each other in our greatness. Hudson also told the newspaper that her late father had 27 children and that although she hasn’t met all of them, she does know “quite a few.”, READ MORE: A year of tragedy and triumph for Jennifer Hudson, “Oh, yes,” she said. She would say, ‘You know, I’m not always going to be here and I want you all to be able to make it.’ She used to say, without family, you have nothing, which is why it’s so important to take care of family.

However, she recently revealed that she doesn’t dwell in a place of sadness because her mother would want her to move on.

Don’t let people sidetrack you from that. She prepared us. As my mother used to say, "I can show you better than I can tell you.". Man convicted of killing Jennifer Hudson’s mom, brother, nephew says he was set up by police: 'I didn't have nothing to do with her family being killed' They go against the grain.

As for my nephew; that’s where the Julian D. King Gift Foundation [her charity organization] comes from, because he was strong and very smart. So to live in a way that honors them is what presses you forward.

Découvrez comment nous utilisons vos informations dans notre Politique relative à la vie privée et notre Politique relative aux cookies. That’s not to say that Hudson isn’t still mourning. Jennifer Hudson (L) and her mother Darnell Hudson (R) are pictured during the Governor's Ball following the 79th Annual Academy Awards presentation.

Sometimes you get cut down, challenged, and discouraged, and it comes in many facets and ways and through many people. All rights reserved.

I’m the youngest, or at least in the last two or three. Just try it. Or all the things that my mother instilled in us. Jennifer Hudson is on the other end of the line giving me what feels like a personal pep talk. We’re all powerful. It wouldn’t hurt.

Jennifer Hudson On The Advice Her Mom Gave Her To Feel Powerful. But I never take it as a negative. And it was always my dream — because I love family — to have a giant table with all my siblings. “Eleven girls, 16 boys. I have a host of powerful women in my family who I have been blessed to grow up with and still have around. I’m the youngest, or at least in the last two or three. Yahoo fait partie de Verizon Media.

She prepared us.

And that philosophy just so happens to be what her new campaign with Olay is all about — maximizing women. Posted on 2020-10-14 "By the time I’m walking out of this room, you’re going to know exactly who I am and what I can do."

They go against the grain. Not to mention, thank God, that I have a child to live for.”. “Of course you still get sad,” Hudson told The Guardian.

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“Thank God,” Hudson told The Guardian in a sit-down interview. You can always prove people wrong. Balfour was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences for the fatal shootings. I’m hearing my brother’s voice say, ‘Jenny, knock it off!’ He would be angry at me for giving up.