Jennifer Hudson changes course, says she'd gain weight for right film role

jennifer-hudson-grammys-2011.jpgOn second thought, maybe she would do it. Jennifer Hudson, who recently said that she turned down the lead in " Precious" because she didn't feel like putting on the weight she worked so hard to shed, says she would plump up for the right movie role.

"When I do films, it has to be led by something through me -- like my passion for it. I just don't want to hop into anything. So if I commit myself to something, then it'll be worth it no matter what character it is," she tells the AP.

Hudson adds that she and her pro-wrestler fiance David Otunga "didn't realize how important health was until we were adults. We wanted to make sure we set an example for our son. He's health conscious, and I am health conscious."

Hudson, famously lost 80 pounds after her Oscar-winning role in " Dreamgirls." She now serves as a spokesperson for Weight Watchers. But at the time, the idea of yo-yoing back to play the 300-pound character in "Precious" was of no interest to her.

"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," Hudson tells Uptown Magazine.

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