Listen, I know a lot of
you guys people across the universe hate Jennifer Lopez, but I don't. In fact, I quite like her. Jenny from the Block never did any harm to me, nor do I find her to be the "bad actress" many claim her to be. Personally I find her films to be entertaining, particularly "The Cell" which ranks as one of my favorite movies of all time. (Convincing me that people basically just call her a shitty actress because they feel like they're supposed to) Hell, I even enjoy JLo's music enough to sing along with it whenever it comes on the radio/television. Because while I typically do prefer more avante garde artists like Santigold, Uffie or The Knife, I've grown to learn that there ain't a damn thing wrong with a little mainstream now and again. Which is exactly why I'm posting these pretty cute pics of Jennifer from the February issue of Elle. And while the issue has yet to be released, the mag has given us a sneak peak at their interview with the actress which I have posted below. I know you might have the urge, but I beseech you not to roll those eyes. Don't be too cool for JLo.
On why she never considered in vitro fertilization, like her character in The Back-Up Plan: “When it comes to family and relationships, I’m quite traditional. Just because of the way I was raised. And I also believe in God and I have a lot of faith in that, so I just felt like you don’t mess with things like that. And I guess deep down I really felt like either this is not going to happen for me or it is. You know what I mean? And if it is, it will. And if it’s not, it’s not going to.”
On the merit of her romantic comedies: “I think Maid in Manhattan and Monster-in-Law are very layered movies. And that’s why they’re so successful. People don’t like shitty romantic comedies. Nothing that’s shitty is going to make $100 million.”
On hosting a dinner for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: “She didn’t realize what she was going to symbolize. And it’s always scary to be thrown into it–that’s what I felt like when I did Selena. You’re thrown out there, and all of a sudden you’re not anonymous. You are now known. And that’s a lot to handle. It’s scary at first. Then you get used to it. And so she was in that moment of her life where it’s just like, What the hell? Everybody’s clapping for me. People are writing about me, talking about me, I’m on TV. She was just a judge in New York.”
On competing with twenty-something pop idols as a 40-year-old mom: “This is what I do—what, because I have kids and a husband now I’m not supposed to be me? I’m a more heightened me if anything. Hyper J.Lo. Everything I wanted before, I want twice as much now. And that doesn’t mean material things; it means to explore more, to think more. Being an artist doesn’t start because you’re 21, and it doesn’t end because you’re 51. You are who you are until the day you die.”
On betrayal: “This is something I haven’t been through once in my life. This is something I’ve been through a few times in my life. Where you really have your eggs in one basket and that breach happens and you know you should go but you’re still in love and you just don’t know what to do. It hits you because it’s not like you’re a cheater, and a liar, and I hate you, and you’re no good, and I’m leaving. It’s not that. It’s like, I’m tormented. Even though you’ve done this and I know it, I still don’t know what to do. I know I should go, but I don’t want to. And that’s why it’s such a fucked-up thing.”