Queen Latifah

Lee Daniels and Queen Latifah talk about real-life dreams, TV fantasies and their new Fox musical drama 'Star'

Lee Daniels and Queen Latifah talk about real-life dreams, TV fantasies and their new Fox musical drama 'Star'

In Lee Daniels’ newest TV musical drama, “Star,” Queen Latifah plays Carlotta, a beauty salon owner in Atlanta who is a fairy music godmother of sorts to an up-and-coming all-girl trio.

“I’m telling you now, there’s going to be GIFs of Carlotta making the rounds once the show airs,” says Queen Latifah, seated next to Daniels, on a rooftop deck in Los Angeles. “They better be good.”

The 13-episode drama, which has a special premiere Wednesday on Fox, centers on a young, aspiring singer named Star (played by newcomer Jude Demorest), who forms a girl group with her sister, Simone (Brittany O'Grady), and their friend Alexandra (Ryan Destiny). The cast also...