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Jennifer Lopez Says Recent Action Roles Have Been “Empowering” – The Hollywood Reporter


Jennifer Lopez opens up about her latest role and how excited she is to star in an action thriller.

During Thursday’s episode of the viewthe gun wedding The producing actress said this while shooting her next movie the mom “It was a lot of fun,” and it was also “a lot of work.”

In the film, which was directed by Niki Caro, Lopez plays a killer who is fleeing from dangerous attackers. But she came out of hiding to protect her daughter, who abandoned her early in her life.

For the role, she had to go through regular combat training, but explained, “It was designed. We have to be efficient. I can’t fight eight hours a day. After like an hour goes by, I’m like, OK. So they had to be really efficient.” And they choreographed it almost like a dance, which is good for me because I’m a dancer.”

the shades of blue The actress and executive producer also reflected on her career, saying she’s excited to be able to take on action roles now, such as her role in the mom. But then she jokes that she wishes she had gotten “these kinds of roles that I get now, funny enough, when I was a little bit more, you know, flirty. But a little bit, you know, younger.”

Overall, she said, these types of roles are “kind of empowering, and make me feel strong and comfortable. And that was amazing.”

Later during the conversation, scammers The actress and producer got emotional while talking about her husband Ben Affleck and watching him be a father, saying, “This brings tears to my eyes.”

Lopez shares teenage twins with ex-husband Marc Anthony, and Affleck shares three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

“He’s honestly the best dad I’ve ever seen,” she said. He is very involved. It teaches me how to interact with children sometimes. It is completely harmonious. He’s a brilliant man anyway, as if he’s very educated in many things, and you can just tell that when he had his kids, he must have read every book and everything you can learn about kids, and put it into practice. He’s present, and that’s all you can ask for. A father who’s present, loving, caring, and showing up every single day, and that’s it.”

Joanna Swanson

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