Jennifer Hudson and Amber Riley are bonding over their mutual expertise of starring in Dreamgirls.
On the Monday (Dec. 5) episode of The Jennifer Hudson Present, the Glee star and the EGOT winner bonded over each enjoying Effie White within the musical and its film musical rendition, and gave the viewers in attendance a style of their vocal prowess by duetting on the bombastic observe “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” initially carried out by Jennifer Holliday.
Throughout the pair’s sit-down, Hudson — who starred as Effie in 2006’s Dreamgirls film and received an Oscar for finest supporting actress — revealed that she “made it some extent” to see Riley throughout the 2016 run of the play on London’s West Finish.
“Enjoying Effie and you recognize that — I’m certain you grew to become very near that character like I [did]. Having her story be this present and never having the ability to be out within the entrance, and I felt that,” the Glee actress mentioned, including that “Doing issues like The Masked Singer, Dancing With the Stars, I get to triumph, be successful for these tales. I get to be the winner for these tales and it’s simply full-circle for me.”
Following their dialogue, Hudson and Riley gave a reside rendition of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” belting the track’s infinite excessive notes with ease.
“And I’m tellin’ you I’m not goin’/ You’re finest man I’ve ever recognized/ There’s no means I can ever go/ No, no, there’s no means/ No, no, no, no, means,” the pair took turns singing. “I’m not livin’ with out you/ I’m not livin’ with out you/ I don’t wanna be free/ I’m stayin’, I’m stayin’/ And also you, and also you/ You’re gonna love me.”
Watch Hudson and Riley’s efficiency within the video under.
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