She stars as Aretha Franklin in a big screen biopic due for release in August.
And on Monday, Jennifer Hudson was spotted running some errands in Beverly Hills.
The actress and singer, 39, stepped out in a black leather jacket over a split-side longline tee.
She wore brown short shorts and slip-on shoes.
Hudson added gold-framed sunglasses and a black face mask for her outing.
The Chicago native found fame as a contestant on the third season of American Idol in 2004, in which she placed seventh.
Two years later, she made her movie debut as Effie White in the musical Dreamgirls for which she won the Oscar for best supporting actress.