Jennifer Hudson needed to painting a cat in her upcoming movie Cats, however we didn’t know that her family is sort of a complete litter of cats.
Because the trailer for the traditional Broadway present turned movie is unusual and off-putting, to say the least, Hudson and its different stars are doing the most to make it attention-grabbing whereas on the promo tour.
During a latest in-depth interview with The Guardian, Hudson dropped the bombshell that she has 26 siblings! No exaggeration, she has twenty-six brothers and sisters…all as a result of her daddy was a rolling stone.
Hudson defined that she and her sister, Julia, was raised by their single mom. So when she was round 14 or 15 years previous, she determined to go discover her father. What she didn’t know was that he had many, many, many different kids.
Jennifer Hudson: “He was a bus driver. He drove Greyhound. When I was 14 or 15 – because he has a whole lot of kids; like, 27-”
The Guardian: “Wait, are you serious?”
Jennifer Hudson: “Yes.”
The Guardian: “Jesus Christ.”
Jennifer Hudson: “Oh, yes. Eleven girls, 16 boys. I’m the youngest, or at least in the last two or three. And it was always my dream—because I love family—to have a giant table with all my siblings. Just imagine the giant table!”
The Oscar winner admits that she hasn’t met all 26 siblings, and sadly some have handed away.
“Not all. But quite a few. I’m trying to count. One of my brothers—half-brothers—passed recently, or was it two of them? My sister Dinah’s around, she was just fussing that she didn’t get to see Patti LaBelle. I said, Dinah, I didn’t know you loved Patti. And they got me Macavity [the cat] for my birthday.”
The sudden giant household was a blessing in disguise although. Hudson’s father handed away when she was 16 and her mom, brother, and nephew (Julia’s son) had been tragically murdered in 2008.
She holds onto to how her mom instilled the significance of household into her kids.
“She would say, ‘You know, I’m not always going to be here and I want you all to be able to make it.’ She used to say, without family, you have nothing, which is why it’s so important to take care of family,” Hudson revealed.
“So if I’m doing that, I know I’m pleasing my mother.”