Why Queen Latifah invented a ‘no death clause’ for her movie contracts

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Queen Latifah is conscionable trying to live.

The 52-year-old histrion is 1 of Hollywood’s longest moving occurrence stories, having starred successful deed TV and movie roles portion making smash-hit records since 1989.

However, there’s 1 regularisation she has portion picking her projects: not dying portion connected screen.

Queen Latifah, who presently stars successful Netflix’s “End of the Road,” appeared on “The Drew Barrymore Show” precocious and revealed that she has a “no decease clause” successful her filming contracts.

A “no decease clause” successful an actor’s statement signifies that their quality can’t dice successful a story.

“You know, what happened astatine the opening of my vocation … my characters died successful the movies and seemingly I died my a– off,” Latifah joked to big Drew Barrymore.

“I was like, ‘Wait a minute, if I support dying successful these movies, I can’t bash a sequel,'” the “U.N.I.T.Y” vocalist added.

Latifah past advised her team, “Yo, we got to enactment a nary decease clause successful my contracts.” 

The Drew Barrymore ShowQueen Latifah appeared connected the “Drew Barrymore Show” connected Oct. 6.The Drew Barrymore Show

“Henceforth, we benignant of threw it successful there,” she noted, adding that she named the clause, “a small disconnected the cuff funniness.”

“I was like, ‘No much dying. No much getting changeable up by 300 bullets successful this car,'” she said. 

Many stars person “no nudity clauses” successful their contracts, and are barred from showing tegument connected camera. “I emotion that yours is simply a nary decease clause,” Barrymore quipped.

“I was similar no, you tin amusement my butt if you request too. Here’s my butt, and it’s live,” the “Living Single” histrion stated.

The New Jersey autochthonal antecedently discussed the clause past month, connected the reddish carpet for her caller film.

TAXI, Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, 2004, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon successful 2004’s “Taxi.”©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection

She told Entertainment Tonight that she’s had the conception “since the beginning” of her career, however, she realized that it really came astir owed to however often her characters went RIP successful her aboriginal pictures.

Latifah said, “No, I noticed I was excessively bully astatine it, truthful it’s benignant of a moving joke.”

“I was like, ‘I don’t get to bash immoderate sequels if I support being this bully astatine [dying].’ So I said, ‘Look, you gotta enactment a nary decease clause successful these contracts truthful they can’t conscionable termination maine disconnected similar this. I’m ne'er gonna get a sequel in!” she laughed.