While audiences wait to see whether or not the upcoming Oscars will see any racial diversity among their nominees this year, let’s take some time to look back at the amazing performances that have been honored over the years. One of these performances came from Queen Latifah in her role as Brenda in End of the Road . In this film, she plays the wife of recent widower Reggie (Ludacris), a protective mother/big sister doing her best to keep a roof above her family’s head after the sudden passing of her husband. Queen Latifah Gives an Oscar-Worthy Performance as Brenda in End of the Road
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About Queen Latifah
When I heard that Queen Latifah was playing a lead role in a new film, I wasn’t expecting much. She has always been excellent at what she does but never got the opportunity to play starring roles. When I watched her newest film, End of the Road, not only did she prove me wrong but showed why she deserves to have more lead roles. It is nice seeing African American women playing stronger female leads instead of just being sidekicks or background characters.
About Her Role As Brenda
In End of the Road, Queen Latifah delivers a performance that will have people wondering if she’s finally getting her long overdue gold statue. End of the Road follows recent widow Brenda (Latifah), a protective mother/big sister doing her best to keep a roof above her family’s head after the sudden passing of her husband.
End of the Road stars Queen Latifah as Brenda, a recent widow struggling to support her family. With her husband dead and her father unable to work after being injured, she’s left trying to keep things afloat on a day to day basis. The film follows Brenda’s ups and downs as she continues on without the man she loved for so many years. Ludacris also stars in this well executed film about love and loss with an important lesson about facing your problems head on.
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End of the Road follows recent widow Brenda (Queen Latifah), a protective mother/big sister doing her best to keep a roof above her family’s head after the sudden passing of her husband. Learning how to adjust to life without him is not easy, but she perseveres in order to keep things stable for Reggie (Ludacris), her brother, and their children.
An Overall Review
End of the Road follows recent widow Brenda (Queen Latifah), a protective mother/big sister doing her best to keep a roof above her family’s head after the sudden passing of her husband. Brenda decides it’s best to take her brother Reggie (Ludacris), her ten-year old son Lionel, and her three daughters Gloria, Pam and Paula. Together, they set out on a quest for some stability and get lost along the way.
My Final Thoughts on the Movie
Queen Latifah is a powerhouse actress who captures all that it is to be a mother, sister, and provider. Her performance deserves an Academy Award!
Frequently asked questions
What was the first movie Queen Latifah was in?
Queen Latifah has been in countless movies and TV shows since 1988, but she’s never played a character quite like Brenda. In End of the Road, Queen Latifah takes on her first lead role since Living Single, with one goal: To honor her husband by providing for her family. The Academy Award winner brings empathy and realism to this character who finds it hard to cope with being a single parent – we’ve all seen these characters before.
Who is Queen Latifah biological daughter?
Mya is Queen Latifah’s daughter, born in 1994. She is also a rapper, singer and songwriter who has performed at a number of events such as Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration party and MTV Spring Break. Mya has appeared on various television shows like Drop Dead Diva, E! True Hollywood Story and The Tyra Banks Show to name a few.
What is Queen Latifah most famous movie?
Queen Latifah As Brenda is putting in a great performance and really coming into her own. She’s shown before that she can act, but this is by far her best performance. It’s clear she has so much experience that it was just waiting to be tapped into and now she’s doing it for the world to see. Queen is obviously not only a talented actress, but also does a lot of behind-the-scenes work too.