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Respect – Los Angeles Premiere

It’s always been a dream of Jennifer Hudson’s to play Aretha Franklin, and after years of waiting, it has finally come true. For the recent Los Angeles premiere of Respect, Jennifer looked every bit the successor to Aretha’s Queen of Soul moniker in custom Dolce and Gabbana.

Celebrating the legacy of Aretha Franklin was director Liesl Tommy and co-stars Marlon Wayans, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Audra McDonald, Tate Donovan, Hailey Kilgore, Saycon Sengbloh, Skye Dakota Turner, screenwriter Tracey Scott Wilson, producers Scott Bernstein, Jonathan Glickman and Stacey Sher, and more.

Other guests included Timbaland, Jennifer Holliday, Debbie Allen, Michael K. Williams, Tori Kelly, Derek Hough, Jordin Sparks, and more
After the premiere, attendees celebrated outside, complete with food trucks and music from Donald Taylor and the LA Mass Choir. Aretha Franklin’s granddaughter Grace Franklin graced the audience with her grandmother’s favourite song, “Ain’t No Way,” and Aretha’s son Edward Franklin sang “My Girl.”
Tracey Scott Wilson, Writer, Liesl Tommy, Director/Executive Producer, Skye Dakota Turner, Jennifer Hudson, Executive Producer/Actor, and Marlon Wayans
Ana Bárbara
Audra McDonald
Cast of ‘Respect’
Hailey Kilgore
Jennifer Freeman
Jennifer Hudson, Executive Producer/Actor,
Jennifer Hudson, Executive Producer/Actor,
Jennifer Hudson, Executive Producer/Actor, and Tate Donovan
Jerel Xavier Alston
Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks and Tori Kelly
Kris Bowers, Composer, and Briana Henry
Marlon Wayans
Marlon Wayans and Jennifer Hudson, Executive Producer/Actor,
Skye Dakota Turner and Jennifer Hudson, Executive Producer/Actor,
Tate Donovan
Tori Kelly


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