What better way to celebrate your birthday than with your own television show?
Ahead of Jennifer Hudson’s 41st birthday and the premiere of her new daytime television show, Shadow & Act Unscripted caught up with the esteemed entertainer to discuss what she says, “feels like a dream come true.
Hudson also admits that this is a full circle moment having stemmed from the city that was the home of The Oprah Winfrey Show for twenty-five seasons.
“I don’t know any other show that could compete with it, it’s one of the best shows the world has ever seen,” said Hudson, explaining the impact that The Oprah Winfrey Show had on her as a Chicago native. “With it being in my hometown, that’s what I was most proud of. Talk shows are embedded in our country’s society so it’s something that’s always been there that I think inspires us all.”
Overall, Hudson hopes that her show will serve as a safe space that feels like home for everyone tuning in.