On her non-typical Hollywood look and loving herself:
I was not born a size 2. I’m not skinny, period. I’m not willing to sleep with the director or step on somebody else’s neck to get the job. For a lot of the things I’ve wanted to do in life, I haven’t looked typical. I think I got to that place by not being happy with the other side — hating your body and criticizing yourself all the time.
When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, “You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself. And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things.
… says Queen Latifah in Good Housekeeping Magazine.