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Jennifer Hudson

I Did NOT Turn Down 'Precious'

Because of the Weight Thing!

1/11/2012 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Jennifer Hudson says her weight was NOT a factor when she turned down the role of "Precious" ... telling TMZ there was ANOTHER factor that rubbed her the wrong way.

The Weight Watchers spokeswoman was in NYC last night ... when she explained, "I did NOT turn down the role because of the weight thing ... I turned it down because I felt it was just too graphic for me at that time."

Hudson's explanation seems to contradict what she told "Dateline" earlier this week (below) ... when Jennifer said she passed because, "I would have had to be the big girl again."

When Lester Holt asked if her decision to turn down "Precious" was motivated by fear of being typecast as a heavy actress ... Hudson said, "I don't like the idea of being boxed into anything."

We called Jennifer's people hoping to get some clarification -- so far, no word back.

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51 COMMENTS

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1.

Delaware D    

It doesnt matter. Jennifer already won her Oscar and Gabby got nominated for that film. Its win/win here.

835 days ago
2.

Elle0375    

slow day TMZ?

DelawareD - I agree

835 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Is this important? She has the right to choose and should have not to account for her choice to anyone.

835 days ago
4.

afjioeqjioe    

She is a horrible actress. I know they gave her an Oscar. But that was because her singing pulled her though in that role.

835 days ago
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PG    

There is something about her that I find ingenuine.

835 days ago
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ObrienLily    


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835 days ago
7.

popo    

ok but why did you kill your fammily for fame ?????

835 days ago
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Amber    

PG, I completely agree with you, I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but you said it well...

835 days ago
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Anon    

There is something about the word "ingenuine" that I find ingenuine....

835 days ago
10.

tre    

i wouldn't have watched it if hudson was in it

835 days ago
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Pebblebeach    

PG and Amber...I am with you all 100%...it is just something about her...

835 days ago
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SouthernGal820    

Totally agree with numbers 1, 2 and 5. What's the big deal? I think she's awesome and it's her business what she does and doesn't do.

835 days ago
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Phil Mcl    

How come tmz never calls out Jennifer Houdson for when Simon on American Idol told she should lose some weight. And Jennifer claimed she was happy with her look and weight. She basically said she was comfortable in her skin and would never loss the weight. Well she sure did fall to the pressure of hollywood and is capitalizing in on her weight loss.

835 days ago
14.

TJones    

Guess she's another celebrity Liar, Who's surprised?

835 days ago
15.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

who cares anyways..she cant keep her stories straight as most anyone in hollywood...

835 days ago
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