She appears in the film – and contributes a "All Dressed in Love" to the soundtrack
Jennifer Hudson is not only appearing in the Sex and the City movie – but the Dreamgirls Oscar-winner is lending her vocals to the film’s soundtrack, as well. People.com has the official first listen of Hudson’s song “All Dressed in Love,” available May 27.
Listen to it here:
The energetic track showcases the former American Idol contestant’s powerful voice over horns, piano and string arrangements, which contribute to its disco-era feel. The song was written by MC Jack Splash and Gnarls Barkley’s Cee-Lo Green.
The Sex and the City: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack also features a song by Fergie, who contributes the re-imagined theme song, and India.Arie, who covers Don Henley’s “Heart of the Matter,” which is streaming on the official SATC Web site.
In the film, Hudson, 26, plays Louise, the assistant of SATC star Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw. Parker, who also produced the film, says it was important to have a woman of color and a 20-something character in the mix.
“[Director] Michael [Patrick King] had a real instinct that first of all we needed to have a 20-year-old in this movie. We have to remember that there is a significant audience now because of syndication that has hooked into this show that are very, very young and it’s a great way of reminding people of who Carrie was when she first came to New York,” Parker explains on AMC’s Shootout, airing Sunday.
Parker also praises the casting of Hudson. “African-American women and women of color have been a big part of the audience for a long time. We really haven’t been responsible to them in a way and we haven’t given a woman of color an important and significant role and she is especially lovely in this movie,” she says. “She is steady and womanly and gorgeous.”
Sex and the City hits theaters on May 30.