February 17, 2021
Actress and hip-hop icon Queen Latifah looked radiant in her latest Instagram video. Most fast thought she didn't age a day, but others noted her remarkable resemblance to her late mother.
Since she started her career in the '80s, Queen Latifah remains a timeless icon in the entertainment industry. Aside from rapping and singing, she also dabbled into acting.
The Oscar-nominated actress and Grammy winner, whose real name is Dana Elaine Owens, recently became the lead star of the crime-drama series, "The Equalizer."
HER GLOWING AURA
She took to Instagram to share a video inviting her six million followers to watch the TV series on CBS Network. Latifah was all smiles and glowing while plugging her show.
The 50-year-old actress donned a white shirt and large hoop earrings. Many fans noticed that she shares similarities with her late mother, Rita Owens. A user commented:
"The older she gets, the more she looks like her mother. So beautiful."
Another one in the comment section agreed that Latifah looked like Owens. The "Last Holidays" star's mother passed away in March 2018 at 69, after struggling from a heart condition.
While other fans were impressed with Latifah's ageless beauty, some fans expressed in the comment section that "The Equalizer" must be a good show and assured they would watch the series.
Latifah's crime-drama TV series debuted the past week after the Super Bowl LV. Deadline reported that the CBS-led series delivered a 0.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and earned 7.98 million viewers.
LATIFAH AS ROBYN MCCALL
The CBS series is based on the film "The Equalizer," which award-winning actor Denzel Washington who portrayed Robert McCall. a former intelligence officer.
As for its TV adaptation, Latifah's character portrays Robyn McCall, a former CIA agent and a divorced single mother. With the use of her extensive skills, she acts as a vigilante seeking justice.
The "Living Single" star's hair was styled and pressed four to five times a week.
REPRESENTING THROUGH HER HAIR
Latifah, who also executive produces her latest show, made sure she was on point in portraying a Black woman's role. Aside from physical representation, she made sure her curls stood out as well.
During the early days of her career, Latifah shared she had to learn how to style and do her hair because the "All Hail the Queen" singer couldn't afford a stylist.
When she began her TV appearances, the "Living Single" star's hair was styled and pressed four to five times a week. It was at that time she realized her hair started breaking.
A stylist friend, Julie Baker, told Latifah that she had to grow out her curls. Latifah followed her advice and has hired a stylist, Iasia Merriweather, the woman responsible for her crowning glory.