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Queen Latifah masks up between takes on set of rebooted CBS action series The Equalizer 

Queen Latifah masks up between takes on set of rebooted CBS action series The Equalizer

She’s taking over the role made famous by Edward Woodward and later Denzel Washington.

And Queen Latifah was seen on set of the rebooted version of The Equalizer on Wednesday, wisely donning a mask between takes amid the United States’ worsening COVID-19 crisis.

The Academy Award nominated actress, 50, was bundled up in a heavy green and white coat for the scene, which she performed opposite costar Laya Hayes, 16. 

Safety first: Queen Latifah, 50, was seen on set of the rebooted version of The Equalizer on Wednesday, wisely donning a mask between takes amid the United States' worsening COVID-19 crisis

Safety first: Queen Latifah, 50, was seen on set of the rebooted version of The Equalizer on Wednesday, wisely donning a mask between takes amid the United States’ worsening COVID-19 crisis

The rapper also wore a V-neck sweater and dark jeans which were tucked into her Timberland boots.

Her wavy brunette tresses were worn loose and cascading across her shoulders for the scene, which was filmed in Jersey City.

Her teenage Nickelodeon alum acting partner wore what appeared to be a preppy school uniform, over which she wore a puffy lilac coat. 

Chill factor: The Academy Award nominated actress was bundled up in a heavy green and white coat for the scene, which she performed opposite costar Laya Hayes, 16

The rapper also wore a V-neck sweater and dark jeans which were tucked into her Timberland boots

Chill factor: The Academy Award nominated actress was bundled up in a heavy green and white coat for the scene, which she performed opposite costar Laya Hayes, 16

Good hair day: Her wavy brunette tresses were worn loose and cascading across her shoulders for the scene, which was filmed in Jersey City

Good hair day: Her wavy brunette tresses were worn loose and cascading across her shoulders for the scene, which was filmed in Jersey City

CBS announced earlier this year it was rebooting the series, which initially ran from 1985 until 1989, the year Queen Latifah broke out as a musical artist with her debut album All Hail the Queen.  

Andrew Marlowe & Terri Miller are showrunners on the crime drama, which puts Queen Latifah in the role played by Edward Woodward in the 1980s show, and Denzel Washington in the adapted 2014 film of the same name and its 2018 sequel, The Equalizer 2.

Marlowe and Miller spoke with TV Insider in September about the series and why the timing was right for the reboot.

‘People have lost faith in the institutions that are supposed to protect them,’ said the showrunners. ‘When there’s no one else to turn to, who will help? It seemed like the perfect time to bring back The Equalizer.’ 

An old favorite: CBS announced earlier this year it was rebooting the series, which initially ran from 1985 until 1989, the year Queen Latifah broke out as a musical artist with her debut album All Hail the Queen

An old favorite: CBS announced earlier this year it was rebooting the series, which initially ran from 1985 until 1989, the year Queen Latifah broke out as a musical artist with her debut album All Hail the Queen

Lala: Her teenage Nickelodeon alum acting partner wore what appeared to be a preppy school uniform, over which she wore a puffy lilac coat

Lala: Her teenage Nickelodeon alum acting partner wore what appeared to be a preppy school uniform, over which she wore a puffy lilac coat

Gender-flipped: Andrew Marlowe & Terri Miller are showrunners on the crime drama, which puts Queen Latifah in the role played by Edward Woodward in the 1980s show

Gender-flipped: Andrew Marlowe & Terri Miller are showrunners on the crime drama, which puts Queen Latifah in the role played by Edward Woodward in the 1980s show

Big shoes to fill: Denzel Washington took over the Robert McCall character in the adapted 2014 film of the same name and its 2018 sequel, The Equalizer 2

Big shoes to fill: Denzel Washington took over the Robert McCall character in the adapted 2014 film of the same name and its 2018 sequel, The Equalizer 2

Why now? 'People have lost faith in the institutions that are supposed to protect them,' said the showrunners. 'When there's no one else to turn to, who will help? It seemed like the perfect time to bring back The Equalizer'

Marlowe and Miller spoke with TV Insider in September about the series and why the timing was right for the reboot

Why now? ‘People have lost faith in the institutions that are supposed to protect them,’ said the showrunners. ‘When there’s no one else to turn to, who will help? It seemed like the perfect time to bring back The Equalizer’

They said that the star’s past with riding motorcycles is an asset to her character Robyn McCall, who they described as ‘charming as hell and supercool.

‘Queen Latifah is an experienced rider, so putting her on a bike was one of the first badass images we imagined for her in the role.’

The series also features Chris Noth and Lorraine Toussaint. 

Versatile: 'Queen Latifah is an experienced rider, so putting her on a bike was one of the first badass images we imagined for her in the role'

Versatile: ‘Queen Latifah is an experienced rider, so putting her on a bike was one of the first badass images we imagined for her in the role’

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