Jennifer Hudson was scared to play Winnie Mandela

Los Angeles: Actress-singer Jennifer Hudson had admitted that she feared playing Winnie Mandela in a film.

The 31-year-old will be seen in the role of the wife of South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela in the upcoming film `Winnie Mandela`, reports

"I was very intimidated because she`s such an iconic figure," Hudson said.

"Once I got to Africa, I was like, `Wow, she`s a national treasure ... I have to take this seriously`. And I thought, `If I`m not going to hop in at 100 percent, maybe I should go home`. I actually had that moment where I was contemplating, `Can I handle this?` and if I`m going to do it: `Jennifer you have to be all in`," Hudson added.


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