American Idol Finalist and EGOT Winner Jennifer Hudson stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to talk about how she landed her Tony in Broadway’s production of A Strange Loop, and to catch up on her new daytime talk show “The Jennifer Hudson Show”.
See the interview below in which Colbert embarrasses Hudson singing gospel music for him and his audience.
Jennifer Hudson sings for Stephen Colbert
After discussing her newly earned EGOT with Hudson and joking about “introducing the awards” after Hudson brought them all home, Colbert asked the “Dreamgirls” star how her new daytime talk show was doing and how the Adaptation to it was new hosting role went.
Hudson tells Colbert that it was a lot of fun, but there were some aspects of working on the television production that she still needs to get used to, like some of the terminology.
“I’m an actress, so I’m used to ‘action’ and ‘cut,’ so when I hear ‘pad,’ what does that mean?” says Hudson. Colbert makes it clear to the audience that “area” refers to the topic of conversation with a guest.
“You know, when I’m in the studio they hit the button and say record, when I’m acting it says ‘action,'” Hudson says, but on her new show, “they just [point at me] and I’ll say, ‘Oh, you want me to talk now?’ I’m getting used to that.”
Colbert then plays a viral clip from Hudson’s show of her singing gospel to a viewer. Hudson shares this with viewer Marilyn had just turned 82and Hudson happily engaged in a performance that moved several viewers to tears.
After seeing that moment, Colbert decided to ask Hudson if he and his audience would also do an impromptu gospel performance, and Hudson gave them a rendition of the same song she sang to Marilyn, “Jesus Promised Me a Home.” Over There”. Colbert said hearing Hudson sing up close made him feel like his skeleton was rattling inside his body.
Jennifer Hudson uses a new mug in each episode
After singing gospel, Jennifer Hudson and Stephen Colbert talk more about their roots in the church choir, and Hudson reveals that she didn’t sing with her eyes open until she was 19, having suffered from stage fright for so long. She said the fear was finally broken when she looked up one day and saw the audience giving her a standing ovation, so she finally realized she was a talented singer.
“I don’t see myself as a performer, I’m a singer,” says Hudson, clarifying that singing is more internal to oneself and performing more external, and inviting people.
The interview ends with Hudson explaining to Colbert why she uses a different cup every day on her show. The singer explains that each cup has a different saying or affirmation and that each day she takes the one she likes best.
“Whatever I need, ‘I need a cup of peace,’ ‘I need a cup of love,’ ‘I need a cup…’ whatever I need, and I choose that cup,” says Hudson, posing as himself inspire to carry with you throughout the day.
The Jennifer Hudson Show airs every weekday. For more informations, Please check your local listings.
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