Jennifer won an Academy Award for portraying Effie White in the hit 2006 musical drama “Dreamgirls,” adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical of the same name. Her love interest was played by Jamie Foxx.
When she portrayed Aretha Franklin in “Respect,” her steamy scenes were alongside Marlon Wayans.
“I’m gonna stick with Marlon. Now I want more gifts, Marlon,” she joked. “Marlon played my love interest in ‘Respect,’ and that was the best co-star I’ve ever had.
“Mind you, Jamie Foxx was my co-star in ‘Dreamgirls.’ Now he would sing me down and play the piano.”
Jennifer added, “But Marlon, he got me gifts, would fix me food, got me spa treatments, massages… He got me gifts and treats… He still sends me stuff.”