Jennifer Hudson stars as the negligent parent who is separated from her child after being detained by authorities in The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete. The actress is such a great entertainer that her real life son, David Jr., became terrified of her onscreen character.
“My son was there through the whole filming process. And it scared him,” exclaims Hudson. “He was like ‘Mommy, why you acting like that? Mommy stop.’ He would cry, he would get emotional. And I’d say, ‘Ok, mommy has to go play a bad mommy.’ So you know, it was kind of weird for him to be there in the middle of it.”
The singer and actress delves further into her transformation process that scared her son to no end with ABC News saying, “That was like a two, three day process, especially with the tattoos. I remember them testing them out and putting them on me right before filming and it was like days before filming.”
Although she enjoys parenting her son with fiance David Otunga Sr., Jennifer longs to have a daughter to pour her life’s knowledge into. “I want a little girl so bad, it’s a dream,” says the star.
David Otunga Jr. was born in 2009. He is Jennifer and David Sr.’s first child together. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete hits theaters on Friday, October 11, 2013.