By peoplestaff225
October 17, 2008 08:00 AM

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From the sound of things, Queen Latifah is inching closer and closer to making her dream of motherhood a reality. So close, in fact, she says she accepted the role of August Boatwright in The Secret Life of Bees — at least in part — because if she did become pregnant during the shoot, it could be incorporated into the script. "August was just so nurturing and maternal and comfortable in her own skin," Latifah explains. "[She] communicated love for the most part, and that is okay if you’ve got a little one in there and all that love is flowing through your mind. It could be kind of cool."

If and when the 38-year-old actress does have baby news to share, she says she’ll do so sparingly, however.

The Secret Life of Bees, which also stars Jennifer Hudson and Dakota Fanning, hits theaters October 17th.

Source: SF Gate