Queen Latifah takes long road to 'Bessie' film

January 9, 2015 1:33 AM

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Queen Latifah takes long road to 'Bessie' film

When Queen Latifah was approached 20 years ago to play Bessie Smith, she had to do some research.

"I was Queen Latifah the rapper. I had no idea who Bessie Smith was," the singer-actress told the Television Critics Association on Thursday.

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