Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard will star in the movie Winnie, about South African activist and legend Winnie Mandela. As I reported in 2009, the Creative Workers of South Africa boycotted the movie not on the terms that they didn’t like Ms. Hudson’s acting, but on the terms that the movie failed to hire local Africans in front of and behind the camera. Since I haven’t seen Jennifer Hudson in anything except Dreamgirls and “American Idol,” I will wait to give my opinion.
However, Americans seemed to have missed the commanding performance of British actress Sophie Okonedo in the BAFTA-award nominated, BBC mini-series, “Mrs. Mandela.” Here are both trailers of the iron souled (and controversial) queen of the anti-apartheid movement Winne Mandela.