It sounds like Queen Latifah may have the patter of little feet in her sights.
Interviewed on The wOw Effect about her new book, Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom, the Grammy-winning Oscar and Emmy nominee chats about being raised by her mother, Rita Owens, in Newark, N.J.
“My mom actually has the best chapter in the book. You know, she was a teacher for over 25 years. She saved a lot of kids,” Latifah, whose latest flick, Just Wright—co-starring rap sensation Common— opened in May, tells host Julia Reed.
“As an adult, as a I looked back on how my mom raised us, I was so thoroughly impressed, and I figured if I can be just half the mother she is, I’ll be doing just fine.”
Latifah also discusses her exploratory side.
“I feel like I’m growing and growing. I’ve learned a lot in these first 40 years, and I look forward to still what’s to come,” says the still-single superstar.
“But I try to just stay open-minded. Of course I want to guard my heart to some degree. But I also want to be open to learning new things and exploring new things.”
“They don’t have to be jumping off a cliff in Jamaica. It could be something more subtle. Maybe learning how to meditate.”
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