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Brushing Off Breakup Rumors, Jennifer Hudson Describes Watching Common Tell Another Woman ‘I Love You’ on Film Set

Long before recent Jennifer Hudson and Common breakup rumors, the two award-winning actors portrayed a husband and wife in the new action thriller, “Breathe.”

Hudson plays Maya, a young protective mother trying to survive in a world without oxygen and protect her children and Common, plays her scientist husband, Darius. But in a recent interview, she shared how she felt about watching him tell another woman “I love you” on set.

Jennifer Hudson speaks on working with Common amid breakup rumors.
Jennifer Hudson speaks on working with Common amid breakup rumors. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for March For Our Lives)

The movie also stars Milla Jovovich as well as “Beasts of the Southern Wild” actress Quvenzhané Wallis, who plays the couple’s daughter.

In an interview with VIBE magazine, Hudson revealed how she feels about a line in the movie where Zora tells her father that she loves him. In the scene, Zora reportedly says, “I love you Black man” and Common’s character Darius says to his daughter in return, “I love you Black woman.”

“I love that line,” said Hudson. “I think, one, it’s a beautiful thing to see a Black cast speaking to each other in that way. And two, I think it’s within the characters. Darius’ character was heavy into Black history books and I think that was his way of instilling it within his child.

She further explained, “It’s just showing their relationship; a beautiful relationship between the Black father and his daughter. I feel like it gave the sentiment of what their family represented.”