Hip-hop star Queen Latifah was instantly impressed when she met rapper LL Cool J, because he was the perfect gentleman.

Latifah never had to worry about her LAST HOLIDAY co-star trying to seduce her, and was thrilled to be able to treat him as a pal.

She enthuses, "Just to do leisurely things with him like go bowling, and not feel like you got somebody that's all over you.

"I know other guys married with kids and successful and still will go after everything around them, including me.

"I never felt like I had a vulture on my back. And I think that says a lot about his character."