When she went to college, her mother encouraged her to pray every morning and gave her a new black Bible with gold lettering on the front. "I've had that Bible since way before Dreamgirls," she says. "But when we were doing auditions, I wrote in the back of the Bible, 'I will get the role in Dreamgirls and I will win an Academy Award for it, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.' Everything I wrote came to pass. Every single thing. It's God. I have the proof. Sometimes it even scares me. I'm like, Jesus, how close are you?"
- Jennifer Hudson / Essence June 2009