Now, Hudson is gearing up for the premiere of Respect, a biopic that follows the life and career of musical icon Aretha Franklin (The movie is set for a wide release on August 13, but we've already given it a five-star review.) While everyone's excited to see Hudson transform on the big screen, it seems the 39-year-old actress channeled her character when she showed up to the Los Angeles premiere of the film.
The Dreamgirls star walked the red carpet in a gorgeous custom dress from Dolce & Gabbana. The strapless purple gown was covered in sequins and featured a side slit and a sweetheart neckline. Hudson also donned a long purple scarf that was tied to her bun and hung over her shoulder.