Back in March we told you that Queen Latifah and CBS were gearing up for the Fall 2013 debut of the new and improved Queen Latifah Show and now, thanks to a recently released trailer by the network, we’re finally being offered a small glimpse of what the show will actually be like when it airs on September 16th. Queen recently sat down with the Real Style Network to discuss her return to daytime talk and why the Queen Latifah Show, which is executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith and Lenny Kravitz, is a cut above the rest. Check out some highlights from her interview below.
On jumping back into the daytime talk arena:
“We knew that there would be a big rush into the field. Some [shows] survived and thrived and some did not. It was better for me to not be part of the wild bunch and let everything calm down a bit. Let the audience decide what they wanted more of and make a little room for me.”
On how the Queen Latifah Show is different:
“I think the most important thing about the Queen Latifah Show is Queen Latifah and me bringing my perspective and style to it. I watch TV. I am a TV watcher. I come from a TV watching family. I watch a lot of the talk shows. I watch Ellen. I watch Maury. I watch Fallon. I watch TV. I know what I like. I want to create things that I like… I tend to live real life and I like to see some of that reflected on television. In my life experience, I relate to a lot of different kinds of people. If I can get into and entertained by it, then there are a lot of other people who can be entertained by it. I think the most important thing is for me to feel good about what we are doing.”
Turn the page for a sneak peek.