Part of the secret sauce to successful actors and people in general is that they have a strong conviction that they can do anything if given the chance.

We have learned this about Jennifer Hudson as she prepares for her new role. “She has a belief in herself that really gets her through,” said Bill Condon, who directed “Dreamgirls.” Like Ms. Hudson, you too can blossom as well! You can aspire and conquer your next role. Keep your work ethic intact, don’t get distracted and do not stop auditioning.


Cynthia Erivo, standing, and Ms. Hudson in the musical “The Color Purple” at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

 The more you audition, the more comfortable you will be.  Believe that you’re already where you want to be. Comment below if you have any great resources and tips for other actors. We are a community trying to inspire each other.

To read more of Jennifer Hudson’s journey to preparing for the movie The Color Purple, click here.