ARETHA FRANKLIN: J-Hud on Starring in the Bio-pic #theBeeShow #dablock

In a media session for the trailer from the bio-picRespect, which arrives in August, the Oscar winner recalled the Queen of Soul's interest in her. "We met in New York," while Hudson appeared on Broadway in The Color Purple. Franklin later called and told her, "I've made my decision, and I want you to play me -- but don't you tell a soul!'"