Actress Jennifer Hudson – who has dropped 80 lbs. since her days on American Idol – has recently revealed she turned down an opportunity to star in the Academy Award nominated 2009 film Precious because that meant she had to put on weight again.
The actress said she could have played the part that went to Gabourey Sidibe, but she didn’t want to gain any more weight.
“I had [gained weight] with Effie [in Dreamgirls],” she said. “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.”
Because Weight Watchers helped her lose weight in the past, this September Hudson opened up the Jennifer Hudson Weight Watchers Center in Chicago.