Marlon Wayans Gave Jennifer Hudson Plenty Of ‘Respect’ (And Much More) During Filming

Marlon Wayans stars as Ted White and Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in RESPECT Photo credit: Quantrell D. Colbert

In his role as Ted White, Aretha Franklin’s abusive husband and manager, in the biopic Respect, Marlon Wayans was forced to have an on-screen relationship with co-star Jennifer Hudson that definitely ran both hot and cold, and almost always filled with some kind of tension. But whenever director Liesl Tommy yelled “cut,” it was a completely different story. Wayans told us that the off-screen relationship they shared may have been the warmest one he’s ever had with a colleague.(Click on the media bar below to hear Marlon Wayans)

Respect is now playing in theaters and available on most digital platforms.

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