Jennifer Hudson goes full Aretha glam in sequins, diamonds, and fur coat on the NYC set of Respect

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and her onscreen leading man Marlon Wayans went full glam on the Manhattan set of the Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, on Friday.

The Chicago-born 38-year-old was the spitting image of the late Queen of Soul with her signature floor-length fur coat and 1966-era flip wig.

The American Idol 3 alum emerged from 30 Rockefeller Center clad in a glamorous gold-sequin gown, matching purse and pumps, and dripping in diamond jewelry.  

Dressed to the nines! Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and her onscreen leading man Marlon Wayans went full glam on the Manhattan set of the Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, on Friday

The Chicago-born 38-year-old was the spitting image of the late Queen of Soul with her signature floor-length fur coat and 1966-era flip wig.
The real Aretha Franklin pictured in 1966

Double take! The Chicago-born 38-year-old was the spitting image of the late Queen of Soul with her signature floor-length fur coat and 1966-era flip wig

Jennifer was handpicked by the 18-time Grammy winner, who died age 76 last year at her Detroit home from a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.

‘It’s a huge job, I’m terrified to be honest. But I’m excited. It’s such an honor to do that,’ Hudson said on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan last year.

‘We’ve been actually talking about it for 11 years. Like a year after I won my Oscar, she had me meet her here in New York. We talked about it so now it’s actually manifesting and happening!’

On Friday, the Live in Front of a Studio Audience star shot a scene of Aretha arriving outside Radio City Music Hall.  

Diva! The American Idol 3 alum emerged from 30 Rockefeller Center clad in a glamorous gold-sequin gown

She also wore a matching purse and pumps, and she was dripping in diamond jewelry

Diva! The American Idol 3 alum emerged from 30 Rockefeller Center clad in a glamorous gold-sequin gown, matching purse and pumps, and dripping in diamond jewelry

Golden girl: Jennifer was handpicked by the 18-time Grammy winner, who died age 76 last year at her Detroit home from a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor

Golden girl: Jennifer was handpicked by the 18-time Grammy winner, who died age 76 last year at her Detroit home from a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor

Hudson said on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan last year: 'We've been actually talking about it for 11 years. Like a year after I won my Oscar, she had me meet her here in New York. We talked about it so now it's actually manifesting and happening!' (pictured in 2015)

Hudson said on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan last year: 'We've been actually talking about it for 11 years. Like a year after I won my Oscar, she had me meet her here in New York. We talked about it so now it's actually manifesting and happening!' (pictured in 2014)

Hudson said on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan last year: ‘We’ve been actually talking about it for 11 years. Like a year after I won my Oscar, she had me meet her here in New York. We talked about it so now it’s actually manifesting and happening!’

She added: 'It's a huge job, I'm terrified to be honest. But I'm excited. It's such an honor to do that'

 She added: ‘It’s a huge job, I’m terrified to be honest. But I’m excited. It’s such an honor to do that’

Courteous driver: On Friday, the Live in Front of a Studio Audience star shot a scene of Aretha arriving outside Radio City Music Hall

Courteous driver: On Friday, the Live in Front of a Studio Audience star shot a scene of Aretha arriving outside Radio City Music Hall

Meanwhile, 47-year-old Marlon portrays Franklin’s first husband Ted White, whom she married at age 19.

Filming on Respect kicked off last Saturday and Jennifer has been sharing behind-the-scenes glimpses from the set with her 14.8M social media followers.

However, Hudson – who sang at Aretha’s funeral – has been using her three-octave mezzo-soprano pipes to record songs for the flick as far back as October 3.

Respect marks the feature directorial debut for Liesl Tommy, who’s helmed episodes of Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, Jessica Jones, and The Walking Dead. 

Comedian: Meanwhile, 47-year-old Marlon portrays Franklin's first husband Ted White, whom she married at age 19

Comedian: Meanwhile, 47-year-old Marlon portrays Franklin’s first husband Ted White, whom she married at age 19

'Boss lady got work to do!' Filming on Respect kicked off last Saturday and Jennifer has been sharing BTS glimpses from the set with her 14.8M social media followers (pictured Wednesday)

‘Boss lady got work to do!’ Filming on Respect kicked off last Saturday and Jennifer has been sharing BTS glimpses from the set with her 14.8M social media followers (pictured Wednesday)

'When you really "Respect" the craft': However, Hudson - who sang at Aretha's funeral - has been using her three-octave mezzo-soprano pipes to record songs as far back as October 3

‘When you really “Respect” the craft’: However, Hudson – who sang at Aretha’s funeral – has been using her three-octave mezzo-soprano pipes to record songs as far back as October 3

Action! Respect marks the feature directorial debut for Liesl Tommy, who's helmed episodes of Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, Jessica Jones, and The Walking Dead (pictured Saturday)

Action! Respect marks the feature directorial debut for Liesl Tommy, who’s helmed episodes of Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, Jessica Jones, and The Walking Dead (pictured Saturday)

The movie also features Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Mary J. Blige, Hailey Kilgore, Marc Maron, Tate Donovan and Tituss Burgess

Respect should not be confused with National Geographic’s eight-episode series Genius: Aretha, which begins production next month with Harriet star Cynthia Erivo.

The British-Nigerian 32-year-old – who’s an Oscar away from EGOT status – has built her entire career on playing African-Americans.  

Rival biopic: Respect should not be confused with National Geographic's eight-episode series Genius: Aretha, which begins production next month with Harriet star Cynthia Erivo

Rival biopic: Respect should not be confused with National Geographic’s eight-episode series Genius: Aretha, which begins production next month with Harriet star Cynthia Erivo 

Belter: The British-Nigerian 32-year-old - who's an Oscar away from EGOT status - has built her entire career on playing African-Americans (pictured Thursday)

Belter: The British-Nigerian 32-year-old – who’s an Oscar away from EGOT status – has built her entire career on playing African-Americans (pictured Thursday)

But first, fans can catch Jennifer as the CG-enhanced Grizabella in Tom Hooper’s Cats, which hits US/UK theaters December 20

The big-screen version of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Broadway musical also features Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, and James Corden.

On the personal front, the two-time Grammy winner has a 10-year-old son David Daniel Otunga, Jr. from her decade-long romance with ex-fiancé David Otunga.

The Glamour Cat: But first, fans can catch Jennifer as the CG-enhanced Grizabella in Tom Hooper's Cats, which hits US/UK theaters December 20

The Glamour Cat: But first, fans can catch Jennifer as the CG-enhanced Grizabella in Tom Hooper’s Cats, which hits US/UK theaters December 20

'#ProudDadMoment': On the personal front, the two-time Grammy winner has a 10-year-old son David Daniel Otunga, Jr. from her decade-long romance with ex-fiancé David Otunga (pictured October 22)

‘#ProudDadMoment’: On the personal front, the two-time Grammy winner has a 10-year-old son David Daniel Otunga, Jr. from her decade-long romance with ex-fiancé David Otunga (pictured October 22)



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