Purple Reign: 6 Breathtaking Photos of Jennifer Hudson
Actress and singer Jennifer Hudson is making her Broadway debut in a revival of The Color Purple
—so we asked her to model that regal shade in a dramatic New York City theater. "Purple is absolutely my favorite color," she says. "My closet is purple, my dressing room is purple and I even love a purple lipstick!" Here the star shows just how scene-stealing the shade can be.
Photos: Ruven Afanador
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"This dress makes me feel like a mermaid coming out of the water. The detail is gorgeous, and it complements the beauty of the theater," says Hudson, who moved her family (fiancé David Otunga, 6-year-old son David Jr., and a 10-year-old nephew) from Chicago to New York City for her Broadway run. So far the crew is enjoying life in the Big Apple. "We love seeing musicals. We've made it to The Lion King
already. My son says, 'Mommy, this feels like home!'"
Dress, Mandalay, $2,040. Earrings, Madyha Farooqui. Bracelets (
from left), Alexis Bittar and J/Hadley Jewelry. Shoes, Casadei.