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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Hudson was so relaxed in this sparkly dress that she sang (perfectly on key, of course) Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke" while photographer Ruven Afanador snapped away. Speaking of comfort, Hudson let us in on her favorite comfort-food Christmas gift: pound cake made with the recipe her late mother, Darnell, used. "My mother always made it for the holidays, and now my sister does, so it's very special for us to give it to others."
Dress, Pamella Roland. Earrings, Miriam Salat. Ring, Sandy Leong Jewelry. Thin bracelet, Larkspur & Hawk. Wide bracelet, J/Hadley Jewelry. Shoes, Kate Spade New York. Draped jacket, H&M.
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