Queen Latifah: 'I think I'm ready to be a mum'

Gemma Strong

Queen Latifah has motherhood in her sights. The 45-year-old revealed she has been feeling increasingly maternal during an interview with E! News this week. "I'm a little bit of a procrastinator," the star admitted, while promoting her new film Miracles From Heaven.

"I had some things to deal with. I had to get a lot of partying out of my system early in life for about 40 years. You know what I’m saying. I'm good now. I think I'm ready."

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Queen Latifah has revealed her dreams of becoming a mum

The Golden Globe-winner said she wasn't sure how many children she would like to have, adding: "I can't say what God has for me, but you will see. You'll see when I'm lugging the baby on my hip that there is actually a young'un around here."

She added: "Maybe I'll adopt a child that's not necessarily a baby. There are a lot of kids that need love out there. I want to be there for somebody. I got to get all this stuff and give it to somebody."

Queen Latifah stars in Miracles From Heaven as a waitress who befriends a mother – played by Jennifer Garner – whose young daughter is battling an incurable digestive disease. In the film, which is based on a true story, the little girl is miraculously cured after surviving a near-death experience.

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The 45-year-old stars in Miracles From Heaven with Jennifer Garner

"I've definitely been through things in life that have tested my faith and had me asking a lot of questions and really having serious conversations with God, like 'Why?' and 'What is this?'" Queen Latifah told E!. But, she added, "I have never lost faith… I have a tattoo on my back that says 'faith'."

Jennifer, meanwhile, recently discussed how the film made her even more thankful for her three children. "I think for most of us, it's playing pretend, but it's a pretty real story,” the 43-year-old told People. "I don't think you have to dig very deep when there's a child.

"The great thing for us at the end of the day is we can shake it off and go home and be surrounded by health, and that perspective was a real gift to the movie."

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