Posted by | Ray Cornelius

It’s Jennifer Hudson like you’ve never seen her before…sexy, sleek and sensational.  The Grammy-and-Oscar winning singer-actress is on the cover of the September issue of the modern luxury magazine, ANGELENO  and she is haute!

Inside, Hudson gives her two cents on everything from Obama Care to the high price of fame. She also chimes in about her role as anti-apartheid leader Winnie Mandela in Winnie Mandela  (which opens this week Sept. 6) and The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete.  This is the indie drama that’s been getting a lot of buzz,  in which Hudson plays a single mother addicted to drugs and is produced by her gal pal, Alicia Keys.

Hudson also talks candidly about her role as the spokesperson for Weight Watchers as well as her third film of the year, Black Nativity  which stars Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Mary J. Blige. Lastly, she discusses her new album which, like Nativity,  will debut at the end of the year.

Check out her photos and excerpts from the interview below:

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On President Obama and healthcare…

“Obama is so hands-on and aware. He’ll tell stories off the top of his head about people who’ve written to him with their health issues, and he’ll remember their names and every detail. He cares enough to know.”

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On playing Winnie Mandela…

“It was intimidating to play Winnie after seeing how much she means to the people there,” says Hudson, who is anxious for the movie to finally find its audience. “To some she’s an angel and to some she’s Satan, but either way, woo! The strength that woman possesses is amazing. We put so much into the story, and it took a lot out of us.”

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On preparing for The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

“I’m 31 and I’ve never, ever, ever had a drink or done a drug in my entire life. I stick with Diet Coke and Crystal Light and water.” Instead, two recovering addicts who shared their stories and taught her the mannerisms of users coached the actress. “That was extremely brave of them,” Hudson says. “They’re sitting there, telling me all these things about being incarcerated and losing their children—and who am I? I’m still a stranger to them.”

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Hudson on the high price of fame…

“I always look at everyday people and think: They have no idea how blessed they are; how good they have it that they can do whatever they choose.”

Click here to see additional photos and the rest of the interview!

Photo Credit: Angeleno