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I heard that Jennifer Holliday was upset that she wasn't asked to reprise her role in the movie... Sounds ridiculous because she is far too old, IMO. However, I'm sure that's just a stupid rumor started by an MT fan, lol. I hadn't heard that she hated the movie, though. I wonder why?


she stated she wanted a cameo in the movie as deena's mom, and not play effie. i dont think she's that delusioned.

Oh, hadn't heard that actually. That makes a lot more sense. Yeah, I guess I don't see why they couldn't've let her play it... Definitely don't think she was entitled to it or anything, though. :)

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Jennifer Hudson thanked (Jennifer Holliday) as an afterthought! She was walking away, and than turned back around! I'm not saying that this means anything, but it wasn't like, a big thanks.

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That was so for show. From what I've heard about Holliday's involvement - or lack thereof - in the movie, Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Holliday probably aren't that close friends. I think the fact that she thanked her as an after-thought pretty much brought to light all that drama. If she had not mentioned her, no one would have noticed. I really think Holliday's attitude may have pressured Jennifer Hudson to thank her like that.

Isn't it possible that Jennifer Hudson was so gobsmacked when she won the Oscar that she was more than a little distracted? She was a mess in her acceptance speech! I don't think it means anything more than the fact that she was extremely emotional and couldn't put her thoughts into words eloquently. And why shouldn't she be? After all, she had just won an award that many perceive to be the pinnacle of recognition - :roll: - in the film industry!

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Jennifer Holiday is a total diva bitch. Her reputation was destroyed years ago. She fought with Michael Bennett during the entire creation of "Dreamgirls" and nobody wants to work with her.

That being said, she did basically create the role of Effie. Effie was not supposed to appear in the second act of the show. Jennifer fought like hell to be brought back in. She quit and was fired twice. Eventually she was brought back in the second act. Originally they had Effie wind up as a home nurse for an old rich white woman (to be played by Estelle Getty)!!


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well, i didnt like hudson either so i woudnt blame holliday.

That one song that hudson sang was SO annoying. i cant remember the name but the one where she comes into the theatre.. i think it's "I'm telling you" maybe? idk, but yeah, she was like screaming that entire song. i was literally covering my ears it was so painful. I dont dislike her voice though, i thought she was great in "One Night Only" but the rest was just awful and she overacted to the point where i wanted Effie to fail.

there was my rant for the day.

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Eponine93 wrote:
Jennifer Holliday played Effie for too long. The character seems to be rubbing off on her.


haha! seriously! when i was reading this forum i was thinking "man, she must have been majorly typecast"

but i do see how she would be upset. Showbiz is a cut-throat business and you gotta do whatever you can do to keep yourself alive. If I totally created a character and someone came and took my ideas and won an award, i would probably be pissed too. We also have to keep in mind that the media blows everything out of proportion and we don't know the full story behind what is going on, so I wouldn't judge anyone here.

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Jennifer Holliday was on The Wendy Williams Show last week promoting her new album God is Faithful. There's an article on Broadway.com that outlines her issues with the Dreamgirls film:

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Holliday discussed how she was snubbed by the creative team of the 2006 Dreamgirls film adaptation when she wasn't asked to participate in the film in any capacity (Holliday's original co-star Loretta Devine made a cameo in the film). Holliday also notes that the film's star Jennifer Hudson never reached out to her for advice, nor did Oprah Winfrey give her a call when the talk show queen organized a TV special on the show.

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The article says that she has still "got it". I'm not sure I'd be so unequivocal about it. Yes, there's still lots there that works but, damn, some of her vocal tics are out of control! Some of her facial acrobatics during the song are also rather amusing. And - I wonder what we're supposed to assume about her album when on the show where she is promoting it, she performs something from somewhere else instead.

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Effie was not supposed to appear in the second act of the show. Jennifer fought like hell to be brought back in. She quit and was fired twice. Eventually she was brought back in the second act.


Honestly? Are you sure? What was the second act going to be about then?

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The woman's got a beautiful voice, but I find her performances a bit too over-the-top at times. That growly noise and forced vibrato ....I don't know. I like her on the OBC recording though.


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RainbowJude wrote:
Jennifer Holliday was on The Wendy Williams Show last week promoting her new album God is Faithful. There's an article on Broadway.com that outlines her issues with the Dreamgirls film:

The Broadway.com Staff wrote:
Holliday discussed how she was snubbed by the creative team of the 2006 Dreamgirls film adaptation when she wasn't asked to participate in the film in any capacity (Holliday's original co-star Loretta Devine made a cameo in the film). Holliday also notes that the film's star Jennifer Hudson never reached out to her for advice, nor did Oprah Winfrey give her a call when the talk show queen organized a TV special on the show.

Here are some videos from the show:





woooow, she has strong voice


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