Rapper-turned-actress Queen Latifah was so moved playing a terminally ill woman in her upcoming movie LAST HOLIDAY, she decided to give up smoking.

In the movie, a remake of the 1950 Alec Guinness classic, Latifah plays a shy woman who decides to take a European vacation after she's diagnosed with a terminal illness.

And the OSCAR-nominated CHICAGO star admits her role made her think more seriously about her health.

She says, "It's made me search my own life. I quit smoking, I started working out a lot more.

"I feel more in shape and more in touch with my emotions."

18/02/2005 19:21