Queen Latifah has power in Hollywood. Now Queen Latifah can have a special clause in her contract. Queen Latifah has a “no death” clause in her contract. This contract has been put in place since the rapper played Cleo in the 1996 film Set It Off. The film also stared Jada Pinkett, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise. The movie was a big hit making $41 million on a $9 million budget. Latifah stated, “I put a death clause in my contract right after that movie,” she told Myers at the time. “I was like, wait a minute, I’m starting to die too good in these movies and if I die I can’t be in the sequel.”
Apparently Queen Latifah was good at dying because she was offered many roles with her being died at the end of the movie. Having this clause in her contract hasn’t stop her from getting work as an actress. Queen Latifah found success as an actress on the popular television show The Equalizer. Queen Latifah plays the character of Robyn McCall. According to the CBS website, McCall uses her “mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn, acting as a guardian angel and a defender for those who cannot defend themselves while pursuing her own redemption.”
In May, CBS announced that the The Equalizer will return for season 3 and has been renewed for season 4. According to Deadline, the show got a two-season renewal due to it being “Sunday’s #1 scripted series, averaging 9.46 million viewers.” I’m surprised the show has that big of an audience. The show is predicable and a little corny. I have trouble believing in Queen Latifah’s character. She beats up people, which is a little unbelievable.
Thom Sherman who is senior executive vice president of programming at CBS Entertainment, loves the show. Sherman stated, “The Equalizer continues to pack a powerful punch on Sunday nights, and we’re thrilled to have it back for two more seasons. ”