Jennifer Lopez Latina February 2010

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Editor-in-chief Mimi Valdes interviews Jennifer Lopez.

Latina: What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned on love?
JLo: I think women do [this] a lot…become his wife, his girlfriend.

Latina: That’s especially common among Latinas–we’re often raised to cater to our men.
JLo: Some guys in our culture don’t appreciate it, and they should. It’s our job to say something to the person. To say, hey I’m worth something here. I’m doing this because I love you.

Latina: Looking back, do you feel like you didn’t try hard enough in past relationships?

JLo: It’s true. I think I was very focused on what I was doing at the time.

Latina: Your fans love seeing you in romantic comedies, but my favorite is still Selena. If that movie came out now, with Latinos being so much more in the mainstream, do you think you could have nabbed an Oscar nomination?

JLo: I don’t really look back that far.

JLo: I feel like that was a good performance. Something that holds up and I’m very proud of. I mean, it could have been, but I look at a movie like El Cantante which was an even better performance for me.

Latina: Do you think people dismissed the project because it was you and Marc?

JLo: I honestly don’t think it’s because both of us were in it. Whether the movie was a perfect movie or not is another story, but I feel proud of my performance.

Latina: You need one of those down and dirty roles.
JLo: I feel like I had that in El Cantante, but I don’t even think the academy members saw it. I feel like it’s their responsibility to do that, to see everything that’s out there, everything that could be great.

Latina: Is that frustrating for you?

JLo: It was funny: When the Oscar’s were on, I had just given birth and the Oscars were a day or two later. I was sitting there with my twins–I couldn’t have been happier–but I was like, “How dope would it have been if I would have won the Oscar and been here in my hospital bed accepting the award?” [Laughs] “Thank you so much! I just want to thank the academy!”

Latina: Ever feel like you want to run away and go ride the 6 train?
JLo: No! [Laughs] I don’t want to ride the train. Not once you have a car!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In the big pic, her eyes remind me of Madonna's -- Cattt