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"I think It Was An Insult" - Winnie Mandela Opens Up On Jennifer Hudson's "Winnie" Biopic

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 7, 2011 at 1:23AM

Still no word on when we can expect the film to eventually make its debut; The trailer for the biopic, starring Jennifer Hudson as the titular character, and Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela, was met with much ridicule and derision when we unveiled it last fall, to the chagrin of its producers, and maybe to the real Winnie Mandela as well - the woman whose life the film is based on, given her documented objections to the production of the film in early 2010, for which she was not consulted at all.
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Still no word on when we can expect the film to eventually make its debut; The trailer for the biopic, starring Jennifer Hudson as the titular character, and Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela, was met with much ridicule and derision when we unveiled it last fall, to the chagrin of its producers, and maybe to the real Winnie Mandela as well - the woman whose life the film is based on, given her documented objections to the production of the film in early 2010, for which she was not consulted at all.

Jennifer Hudson actually never, and still hasn't met the woman, which I find odd.

In the below very recent short clip, CNN sat down with Winnie Mandela, to talk about, amongst other things, the making of the film - specifically, her objections to what the film's director Darrell Roodt (Cry, the Beloved Country) has described as "an amazing love story," why she still isn’t supporting a film, and how she feels about Jennifer Hudson's involvement.

And if you're one of the few who still hasn't seen the trailer, I embedded it underneath as well:

And here's the trailer:

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