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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A sequined dress gets even more glam with a statement coat, a floppy hat and flirty heels. "This is something I would wear. It's youthful, with a little attitude," says Hudson. The actress appreciated the passersby who recognized her as she posed for this shot outside the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, where the show opens December 10. "I was like, ooh, New York knows me!"
Dress, Primavera, $199. Coat, Tadashi Shoji, $808. Hat, Eugenia Kim. Earrings, Dani by Daniel K. Necklace and double ring, Swarovski. Shoes, Kate Spade New York.