On Tuesday’s episode of “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” the “Abbott Elementary” star sat down with JHud while wearing a dazzling orange off-the-shoulder Perry Meek dress with Vince Camuto shoes and vintage earrings — courtesy of stylist Ivy Coco Maurice.
As seen in a pic posted to Ivy’s Instagram Stories:
Sheryl — who played Deena Jones in the original 1981 Broadway musical — appeared to channel her “Dreamgirls” character, who is seen (below) wearing a diamond-adorned red halter dress with pearl and sequin details.
As they are both Dreamgirls, Sheryl and Jennifer — who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Effie White in the 2006 film adaptation — joined forces to do a dance from the acclaimed production.
During the interview, Sheryl spoke about her recent Emmy win for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and her now-viral speech where she sang lines from Dianne Reeves’ “Endangered Species.”
While onstage, Sheryl told aspiring artists, “To anyone who has ever, ever had a dream and thought your dream couldn’t come true, I am here to tell you that this is what believing looks like.”
“You know what? Like many of you, I have had a speech prepared since I was 5 years old,” she said. “I was ready, you know. Ever since Tinker Bell came out of that steeple and was starting to make dreams come true, I’ve been practicing the speech.”
However, when they called her name, Sheryl said her prepared speech “went out of my head”!
“I could remember absolutely nothing,” she continued.