Dancer, singer, actress, producer, designer, entrepreneur, mother–you get the picture! There almost seems to be nothing J.Lo can’t do if she decides she’s going to do it. In a new interview with Instyle magazine, the mega-talented Bronx native touched on everything from her past relationships to fame to how groundbreaking it was for her to be proud of her curves. In the new interview, the singer, actress, producer and “The Voice” judge talks about being successful and powerful in all that she does.
J.Lo held nothing back when it came to reflecting on her career in the entertainment industry.
To start, Lopez opened up about sexism in the entertainment industry, stating that she thinks “we’re in a very powerful moment” and women are finally saying “‘Wait a minute. We’re not afraid to say what we deserve’”. She went on to express how she thinks this can foster more confidence in women–especially performers like herself–who juggle multiple roles and are talented enough to be good at all of them. On her role as a triple threat, she stated, “I don’t understand why you can’t be an actress and a singer and dancer as well”. On that, we totally agree– no one can do multi-hyphenate as good as J.Lo can.
The Actress-Singer also talked about her larger-than-life social media presence.
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And in a notable departure from social media panic that many older celebs tote, J.Lo actually praised the medium as a way for her to directly connect with her fans without the interference of the tabloids. According to Lopez, social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter have changed the way the public thinks of her. She explained: “Now at least I can show you who I am a little bit. Back then you just believed anything you read on the cover of a tabloid. Many times it wasn’t true, or it was like a third of the truth.”
Part of what she shows the public is her relationship with Alex Rodriguez, another powerhouse Latino public figure. On talking about his 2014 doping scandal, J.Lo defended A-Rod, stating that “everybody has flaws, and the people I want in my life are the people who recognize that and are willing to work on those flaws.” She believes the relationship she has with him, and the part of it she presents on social media, has revealed him to be a goofy dad who loves his kids and celebrates his girlfriend”.
She also implies that her new movie, Second Act, is kind of a “what if” scenario of what her life could’ve been if she “didn’t have certain ambitions”.
Indeed her producing partner who also co-wrote the film states that “Jennifer is Maya [the protagonist of the film]” in that they’re both “smarter and more hardworking than anyone else she knows” even despite their “lack of college education”. Jennifer Lopez has been vocally very excited about this new movie, previously stating that she thinks people “need” romantic comedies and hoping that Second Act will strike the same note with audiences as her 2002 smash “Maid in Manhattan” did.
J.Lo then got candid about beauty, aging, and her famous killer curves.
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She wrapped up the interview with a much-needed dose of wisdom.
On responding to the criticisms that her schedule is so intense that it seems like she might have “something to prove”, J.Lo clapped back with the perfect response: “When I first started, it was always a matter of ‘Am I good enough?’…Now I know I’m really good at this. So I just want to do it.” And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why she’s our queen.