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Behind-The-Scenes: Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin In Respect 🙌

Check out our First Look on set in Harlem, New York 🌃

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson was seen for the first time portraying “The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin as filming begins on the upcoming biopic titled RESPECT on location in Manhattan’s Harlem Neighborhood.

First Look: Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin Biopic Along With Marlon Wayans

Jennifer was spotted filming with costar Marlon Wayans who will be playing her onscreen husband Ted White.

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin on set of "Respect" in New York © The MEGA Agency
Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin on set of “Respect” in New York © The MEGA Agency

The scene took place in 1966 where Marlon is seen talking and collecting money from prostitutes while Jennifer looks on from a car, while later they both share a passionate kiss.

The scene was shot at Fairway Market 125th Street, 12th Ave, New York, NY 10027, United States. You can see exactly where this is on our PapMap!

We also have more behind-the-scenes pics from lots of film sets on our photo gallery website here: CelebritySessed Free Photo Galleries

Jennifer Hudson Trivia: Jennifer Hudson worked at Burger King before starring on American Idol and then winning an Academy award in Dreamgirls (2006).

Written by Connor Claire

Wandering freelance writer with a strange accent and a love for everything from politics to animals to Otter Pops to Seinfeld.

Connor Claire has over 10 years' of experience in the entertainment industry in film production & distribution and now she writes about it. She’s also super caffeinated and spends far too much time googling. Her interests include health, sociopolitical satire, human rights issues, pop culture and the arts.

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