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Quotables: Jennifer Hudson Refused to Pack the Pounds Back On for ‘Precious’

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“I had done that with Effie [in Dreamgirls]… and as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight.”

—In her upcoming weight-loss memoir, Jennifer Hudson reveals she turned down the lead role in Precious.

Man, I so get this. By the time Precious was in pre-production, Hudson had already lost a mighty eff-ton of weight. I cannot even imagine being asked to pile all that weight right back on. It’s like, you can keep your “art,” mister! I’ll be keeping my sexy cheekbones, thanks.

Hudson’s book, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, hits bookshelves on January 10.