Jennifer Hudson has remained out of the spotlight since the tragic murder of her mother, brother and nephew in October, but her “Secret Life Of Bees” co-star, Dakota Fanning, told Access Hollywood that she’s certain Jennifer will “pull through.”
Dakota told Access Thursday night at the Critics’ Choice Awards that she’d had contact with the Academy Award-winning actress since the tragedy and would support her in any way needed. “The cast and the director and the producers have just let her know we’re all here for her,” the young actress told Access. “She’s really strong, so I know she’ll pull through, but, it’s really, it’s really tough.”
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“The Secret Life Of Bees” cast, which also includes Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo, became very close knit during production, said Dakota.
“We love her so much and she’s become like family,” she continued. “She’s such a strong person, she’ll make it through anything.”
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As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Jennifer will get back to work at the MusiCares Person of the Year event in Los Angeles on February 6, 2009, which will honor Neil Diamond. Jennifer will share the stage with Tim McGraw, British soul singer Adele, Coldplay, Josh Groban and Foo Fighters.
William Balfour, Jennifer’s estranged brother-in-law, has been charged with the killings of her family members.
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