Jennifer Hudson is filming the Winnie Mandela biopic Winnie in South Africa and flew back to the US to see her 19-month-old son David – for just one day. The actress said she was motivated by the memory of her late mother, who she said would have done the same thing for her children.
“You know what? My momma would do it for me, so I needed to go and see about my child, and I hopped on that plane,” the actress said. “That’s things my mother would have done. Everything I do, I do from example, like, ‘What she would have done for us.’ ”
Jennifer’s mother Darnell Donnerson was murdered in October 2008 along with her brother and seven-year-old nephew. The Dreamgirls stars says she is heavily influenced by her late-mother’s parenting style. Asked if she considers her mother’s reaction when making decisions she said, “All the time, definitely. That’s the example, that’s what I go by, like ‘What would my mom do? How did she do it?’
“Even when I’m bouncing him on my knee, you know?”