Queen Latifah Ain’t Here for the Death Scenes

The Equalizer star recently promoted her latest action thriller, End of the Road opposite Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges. While on the red carpet, she disclosed that she negotiated a “no death” clause, per Shadow and Act

Latifah’s rise to fame wasn’t just off her music alone. She made a huge splash playing Cleo in the 1996 classic, Set It Off. 

Her character had one memorable yet brutal death that continued in other nineties films like The Bone Collector and Sphere.

After coming to a realization about her roles were being met with fatalities, the actress decided to implement a plan. 

She told Entertainment Tonight that eventually, getting killed off was becoming comical,

“I noticed I was too good at it, so it’s kind of a running joke,” she said. “I was like, ‘I don’t get to do any sequels if I keep being this good at [dying].’”

The actress added,

“So I said, ‘Look, you gotta put a no death clause in these contracts so they can’t just kill me off like this. I’m never gonna get a sequel in!”

However, if the money talks, she may be all in for another “Oh Lawd, they done got me y’all. I’m coming to the upper room and see Jesus” scene,

“But, um, I mean, of course, for the right price, you know,” Latifah playfully said. “She dies! That s**t’s in the script, you know?”

Queen Latifah in the latest Entertainment News

Photo + Netflix

According to T3, End of the Road had 30 million people tuning in to watch the film on Netflix.

The streaming service released its weekly rankings that revealed the film took home the number one slot for English movies. 

The 52-year-old actress plays Brenda on a road trip with her brother (Bridges) and two kids. Things get hectic after the family comes into contact with a killer while in New Mexico. 

Subscribers(and password sharers) can catch the trending film on Netflix now.


Emil Flemmon

Èmil Flemmon is the Managing Editor for the 360 Baseline Movement. The Atlanta-based editor, red carpet interviewer, writer, and photographer, has had a career spanning over a decade in the editorial industry. His work has been featured in Kontrol Magazine, The Atlanta Voice, Blavity, Aspire TV, REVOLT, The Jasmine Brand, and Where Y'at Magazine in New Orleans. His mission is to help journalists and publicists have better connectivity and relationships exclusively through the movement.

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