Jennifer Hudson stands out in pink coat and polka dot dress as she carries her cat in backpack

She’s the star of the new Aretha Franklin biopic, titled Respect.

And on Thursday afternoon, Jennifer Hudson stepped out sporting a bright coat and polka dots while out and about in the Big Apple.

The 38-year-old star had a large backpack hauled over her shoulder and carried her cat in it as she made her way to her getaway car.

Stepping out: On Thursday afternoon, Jennifer Hudson stepped out sporting a bright coat and polka dots while out and about in the Big Apple

Stepping out: On Thursday afternoon, Jennifer Hudson stepped out sporting a bright coat and polka dots while out and about in the Big Apple

She wore a long sleeve black dress with white polka dots that cropped just above her knees and matched her black heeled ankle boots.

Overtop, she wore a stylish bright pink coat. The powerhouse singer had the sleeves rolled up of the bold coat to show off the sleeves of her dress.

As she headed out for her day, she carried an apple in her hand and donned a large pair of black sunglasses.

Traveling pet: She headed out with her cat peeking out of her backpack as she headed into her car

Traveling pet: She headed out with her cat peeking out of her backpack as she headed into her car

Stylish: She wore a longsleeve black dress with while polka dots that cropped just above her knees and matched her black heeled ankle boots

Stylish: She wore a longsleeve black dress with while polka dots that cropped just above her knees and matched her black heeled ankle boots

The Spotlight singer has been spotted out in the city this week filming for her new movie at a park dressed as the late singer.

The scene featured Jennifer along with Hailey Kilgore and Saycon Sengbloh while filming a scene on a bench in the park.

Jennifer has been spotted all around New York as she relives the life of the Queen of Soul with Ted White signed on to play her on-screen husband for the film.

Aretha: The Spotlight singer has been spotted out in the city this week filming for her new movie at a park dressed as the late singer

Aretha: The Spotlight singer has been spotted out in the city this week filming for her new movie at a park dressed as the late singer

The movie is set to hit theaters in August of next year and will be directed by Liesl Tommy.

Aretha Franklin was an iconic singer who was dubbed at the Queen of Soul in the 1960s. She was the first woman admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and snagged 88 Billboard chart hits, as well as 18 Grammy Awards.

She was 76 years old when she passed away last year from advanced pancreatic cancer. 

In Character: The scene featured Jennifer along with Hailey Kilgore and Saycon Sengbloh while filming a scene on a bench in the park

In Character: The scene featured Jennifer along with Hailey Kilgore and Saycon Sengbloh while filming a scene on a bench in the park

Iconic: Aretha Franklin is pictured above for a portrait in 1964

Iconic: Aretha Franklin is pictured above for a portrait in 1964

 

 

 

 

 

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