Queen Latifah needs to get ‘The Equalizer’ super-fan Dolly Parton on the present
Two queens in their very own proper might quickly be becoming a member of forces as soon as once more.
Queen Latifah has revealed she needs nation queen Dolly Parton to cameo on her CBS sequence “The Equalizer,” a decade after they starred collectively within the film musical “Joyful Noise.”
Latifah, 52, advised Selection on Wednesday that Parton, 76, is a “tremendous fan” of the present, which has simply wrapped filming its second season.
“Dolly actually wrote me a letter like, ‘You’re a badass on that present!’” Latifah revealed. “I’ll need to name and ask if she needs to be on.”
It’s definitely potential that the crooner might make a cameo on the primetime crime drama, given she simply guest-appeared on one other small-screen sequence.
Parton thrilled followers when she confirmed up within the closing episode of Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” revealed earlier this week — reuniting together with her “9 to five” co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
Latifah has beforehand gushed about working with Parton, telling “Entry Hollywood” in 2012: “She’s humorous as hell. She is humorous and quick-witted. She’s a bit bit rambunctious. However finally, she’s an icon.”
“[Dolly] works more durable than anybody I do know,” Latifah additional cooed. “She is devoted, she loves music and she or he loves her household and her associates. She treats everybody round her as household. Which means loads.”
In the meantime, CBS has not but renewed “The Equalizer” for a 3rd season, with Latifah saying she’s working exhausting to maintain the present on the air.
“[We’re] digesting what labored and what didn’t work, as a result of we’ve obtained some severe followers who love the present,” the actress and rapper advised Selection. “We wish to guarantee that we hold them and construct on that viewers.”
Apart from Parton, the “Dwelling Single” star stated her grandmother is the present’s largest fan. “I’m nonetheless at work ensuring she shall be proper in entrance of that tv watching each Sunday,” she gushed.
In it, Latifah performs single mother and ex-CIA operative Robyn McCall, who makes use of her abilities to assist these “with nowhere else to show,” because the tagline goes.
The sequence — which has acquired blended critiques — additionally starred Chris Noth, till he was axed late final yr following sexual assault allegations. His character was written out of the present in an episode that aired early final month.
Latifah advised Individuals journal in January that it was a “dicey, delicate state of affairs that requires a substantial amount of respect.”
“Chris’ character is clearly a giant a part of the present and it was superb chemistry, superb chemistry,” she acknowledged. “My feeling is justice has to prevail regardless. I simply need the proper issues to be finished, you understand?”
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