Queen Latifah announced that she plans on adopting a child in the next year on ABC's "The View". The rapper/actress/television producer star admitted that she's had plans for years to adopt a child. 

"I'm actually kind of working on that," Latifah told co-host Barbara Walters when, according to Entertainment Tonight she was asked if it's something she seriously considers. "I just always wanted to bring a child home."

The aspiring mom, 42 told Walters, "I'm totally serious, so if you got a kid that you don't ... just give me a year - let me set up camp and send me the kid. But no, no [I'm] totally [serious about adopting]."

Queen Latifah will appear in a remake of the popular film "Steel Of Magnolias". The star will reprise the role originally played by actress Sally Field.

"I'm a little nervous--in a good way, though," she told ET in another article about the upcoming film. "I'm just tuned-up to make it very special in a 'Queen Latifah' way. Sally Field is the best 'Sally Field' there is on the planet Earth...There's no one that's going to recreate that scene exactly the way she did it. It was just impeccable."

The Lifetime network will air the made-for-tv remake this fall with an African-american cast starring Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Alfre Woodard and Jill Scott , according to New York Post.

"Surprisingly, Lifetime has a huge African-American audience," producer Neil Meron told New York Post. "They want to honor that audience and give them more." 

The idea came straight from Robert Harling, who wrote the original play and the Oscar-nominated 1989 movie, added Meron..

The "Steel Of Magnolias" remake is set in 2012 Louisiana and again follows the friendships of six women whose lives often intersect at the neighborhood beauty salon. The remake premieres this fall on Lifetime.