Queen Latifah is keen to get into biopics in a bid to win an OSCAR.

The rapper-turned-actress, who was Oscar-nominated for her role in Chicago, is looking to play singers MAHALIA JACKSON and PEARL BAILEY in upcoming movies.

And, while she awaits a script for a planned Jackson project, she admits she's the perfect choice to play PORGY + BESS star Bailey.

She explains, "A lot of people asked me about Pearl Bailey because we kind of favour each other. "I've seen a picture where I thought I was looking at a picture of me, and it was her. It's kind of very weird because we really looked alike in some of these pictures."

26/03/2005 01:28