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Jennifer Hudson was originally casted for the lead role in hit movie “Precious,” but turned the opportunity down, the award winning actor reveals in her memoir.

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In “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down,” Hudson shares that her weight loss affected her decision in playing the role.

Apparently, Daniels wanted to cast Hudson, but after losing weight when Dreamgirls wrapped, she just couldn’t stomach the idea of packing on the pounds again to play the downtrodden and abused teen.

Hudson writes: ”I had done that with Effie and as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight.”

Read more at Clutch.com

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