Queen Latifah speaks onstage during the Vh1 Upfront 2010 at Pier 59 Studios on April 20, 2010 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »
While some actresses may get nervous about more intimate scenes, Queen Latifah was just the opposite. Queen Latifah
says she signed up for her new film role because of the on-screen passion. Queen Latifah at the Academy Awards in March of this year. (Getty Images)
The actress -- who plays a physical therapist in the romantic comedy 'Just Wright' alongside the rapper-turned-actor Common
-- admitted she couldn't wait to get her hands on the star.
She said: "That's what the movie is all about. It's all about me having the opportunity to be in bed with Common. I mean, what's this all for if I can't hook that up? It's not a bad day of work. I just want everybody to know that we didn't go for an R-rating."
The 40 year old claimed she had to work hard to help Common live up to his hunky image.
She said: "There were certain scenes where I was like, 'Man, you're that dude. Girls throw their selves all over you. Be that dude!' Sometimes I would just pump him up, like gas, because he's so humble."
The US star -- who has shed 25 pounds over the past two years -- also claimed being sexy was simply in the eye of the beholder.
She told Parade.com: "I've always believed it's not always what you look like, it's who you are on the inside. Beauty from the inside out is something that I can connect with because that's where you get your integrity and confidence."
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