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 moment is captivating in every way. The chandelier, the Zac Posen gown, the atmosphere—everything is just so elegant," says Hudson, who plays glamorous blues singer Shug Avery in The Color Purple.
When it comes to the star's off-duty style, she prefers something more low-key. "If I'm not comfortable, I'm not wearing it," she says. "I love cardigans and fabrics that flow."
Dress, ZAC Zac Posen, $1,290. Earrings, Joan Boyce. Bracelets (
from left), David Yurman and Ash + Ames. Ring (
left), Meredith Marks.
"I have butterflies taking on this role, but I like that. I never second-guessed—I just hopped right in." —Jennifer Hudson