Jennifer Lopez wishes she’d landed more action roles

Jennifer Lopez wishes she’d been given the chance to star in more action movies

Jennifer Lopez, also known as J.Lo, is an American actress, singer, dancer, and producer. She has appeared in numerous films throughout her career, showcasing her talent in acting and her natural charisma on the screen

The 53-year-old singer/actress has spent many years making rom-coms but she mixed things up with her latest projects ‘Shotgun Wedding’ – in which she took on more action sequences – and ‘The Mother’ in which she plays a former assassin who comes out of hiding to protect her daughter – and Jennifer says she enjoys the thrill of playing a tough character onscreen.

Jennifer explained: “‘[The Mother] was a lot of fun [and also] a lot of work …

{I wish I had gotten] these types of roles that I’m getting now, funnily enough, when I was a little bit more, you know, spry. But a little bit, you know, younger … [They are] kind of empowering, and it makes me feel strong and good. And it was great.”

She went on to explain movies bosses decided to carefully plan out the fight scenes for ‘The Mother’ so Jennifer could use her time more efficiently.

The star added: “We have to be efficient. I can’t be fighting eight hours a day. After like an hour, I’m like, OK. So they had to be real efficient and they choreographed it almost like a dance, which is good for me since I’m a dancer.”

Jennifer also opened up about her marriage to fellow film star Ben Affleck, revealing he’s a brilliant dad to her twins from her marriage to Marc Anthony.

She said: “He is honestly the best dad I’ve ever seen. He’s so involved. He teaches me about how to kind of interact with the kids sometimes.

“He’s just so in tune. He’s such a brilliant guy anyway, like he’s so learned in so many things, and you could just tell when he had his kids, he must have read every book and everything that you could possibly learn about children, and he applies it. He’s present, and that’s all you can ask for is a present, loving dad who cares and shows up every single day, and that’s who he is.”

Here are some of Jennifer Lopez’s notable film roles:

  1. “Selena” (1997) – In this biopic, Lopez played the role of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a popular Tejano singer who was tragically killed at the age of 23. Lopez’s performance earned her widespread critical acclaim and helped launch her acting career.
  2. “Out of Sight” (1998) – In this crime thriller, Lopez played Karen Sisco, a federal marshal who becomes involved with a charming bank robber played by George Clooney. The film received positive reviews and Lopez was praised for her performance.
  3. “The Wedding Planner” (2001) – In this romantic comedy, Lopez played Mary Fiore, a successful wedding planner who falls in love with one of her clients. The film was a box office success and helped establish Lopez as a leading lady in Hollywood.
  4. “Maid in Manhattan” (2002) – In this romantic comedy, Lopez played Marisa Ventura, a single mother and hotel maid who falls in love with a wealthy politician. The film was a commercial success and further cemented Lopez’s status as a romantic leading lady.
  5. “Monster-in-Law” (2005) – In this comedy, Lopez played Charlie, a woman who must deal with her fiancé’s overbearing mother, played by Jane Fonda. The film was a box office success and showcased Lopez’s comedic talents.
  6. “El Cantante” (2006) – In this biographical drama, Lopez played the wife of salsa singer Héctor Lavoe, portrayed by Marc Anthony. The film received mixed reviews, but Lopez was praised for her performance.
  7. “The Back-Up Plan” (2010) – In this romantic comedy, Lopez played Zoe, a woman who decides to have a baby on her own but falls in love with a man shortly after becoming pregnant. The film received mixed reviews but was a moderate box office success.
  8. “Hustlers” (2019) – In this crime drama, Lopez played Ramona Vega, a stripper who leads a group of dancers in a scheme to steal money from their wealthy clients. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Lopez received widespread praise for her performance, earning nominations for the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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