31-year-old Jennifer Hudson has never had a drink or drug in her life


31-year-old Jennifer Hudson plays a heroin addicted mom in The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, but the singer and actress says she’s never touched any substance, including alcohol.

“It terrified me to play that part because I had no reference point,” she told Manhattan magazine. “I’m 31 and I’ve never, ever, ever had a drink or done a drug in my entire life. I stick with Diet Coke and Crystal Light and water.” Wow! That’s quite an achievement for a 31-year-old. Most people have tried a cocktail or a Smirnoff Ice, and/or taken a puff at least once in their lives, but good for her for keeping her mind and body clear.


Jennifer also felt intimidated by playing Winnie Mandela, in a film of the same name that was released on September 6, but was filmed several years ago. “It was intimidating to play Winnie after seeing how much she means to the people there,’ she says. “To some she’s an angel and to some she’s Satan, but either way, woo!”

The American Idol alum hasn’t left behind her musical roots for her acting pursuits, she currently working on a new album that “feels so right that I never want to go home.”

The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete will be a limited release in the U.S. October 11, 2013.

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  • bailey

    Wow, good for her! I’ve always liked Jennifer Hudson, she seems so down to earth and sweet. Its nice to know she is also a prime role model for her younger fans.

    • Bri

      Yes, she’s a great role model. I’m a 15 year old and I love Jennifer :)

      • Bec

        Strive to be like her and you will get far in life

    • Cheermom_1975

      She is a great role model! It’s so rare these days to have young women in “the biz” that do not rely on any substance. It’s really rare considering she has dealt with so much personal tragedy. Could you imagine how Lindsey would have reacted under the same circumstances? Wow, I’ve just become a bigger Jennifer fan!!

  • Kara

    Arrogant much?

    • sammy

      Jealous much?

      • Kara

        There’s nothing to be jealous of. She’s a prude.

  • bohiko

    im 24, I also have never had drink or drug in my life.

    • Cheermom_1975

      That is awesome! Keep that great head on your shoulders! I’ve seen many friends lives ruined by drugs & alcohol.

    • Miley

      Loosen up a little, one drink won’t hurt you.

    • micro OP

      Awesome! Good for you!

  • Anon

    How is that arrogant whatsoever? Shes just stating that the part she has taken on has been challenging for her because she has never done anything like her character…?

  • David Otunga

    Food was her drug of choice.

    • SammyG

      She has been really successful at maintaining a healthly weight for a long time now. miss Hudson is an excellent role model in so many ways!!!

    • Laura

      That’s so true!

  • lol crystal light

    umm all that aspartame,sucralose,and other crap in her diet drinks are worse than anything else she could be doing.

    • ok then

      ummm yea sucralose leaves people strung out, sometimes homeless or imprisoned or in rehab all the time..

      • lol crystal light

        ikr?!?! like,someone should do something about that

        • bailey

          Do you not understand sarcasm?? You’re on a site called Starcasm ffs.