*There’s been a lot of controversy of the upcoming biopic of Winnie Mandela starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard.

Hudson spoke to CNN at the Cannes film Festival and hopes Winnie Mandela will see the film as a tribute to an outstanding life.

The Oscar winner totally understands Winnie’s apprehension.

“For good reason, she would feel that way,” said Hudson, addressing Mrs. Mandela’s recent threat to file a lawsuit if she didn’t see the script. “But I don’t think she will be disappointed.”

Hudson also spoke about having a “new-found respect” for the South African activist. “I definitely hope that she will be pleased.”