Updated: Oct 8, 2020
How did Queen Latifah’s transformation from being Dana Owens change her?
Queen Latifah, whose real name is Dana Owens, has a new movie out called “Joyful Noise” where she plays a conflicting role challenging Dolly Parton to save a church choir. So, how did Dana Owens change when she decided to be called Queen Latifah?
Queen Latifah added more emotion to her personality, more ability to feel the different characters that she might be portraying. She also gave herself permission to put herself first instead of continually self-sacrificing for the good of others. Her boundaries also got firmer and were better enforced. One of the qualities that were added, to her advantage, was her ability to imagine and be even more creative. On the personal side, Queen Latifah also declared, with this new name, that she would become a blessing for others.