Jennifer Lopez a Cougar? “I’m Not After Younger Guys”

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

J-Lo’s ‘Boy Next Door’ poised to be her next box office flop.

Michael Rozman/Warner Bros. Jennifer Lopez is proud of her latest big-screen thriller film “The Boy Next Door” and says that having to Latino leads probably wouldn’t have happened if she wasn’t its producer. “It’s a mainstream movie, it’s not ‘a Latino movie,’ but the truth is, as a producer, I’m very proud because in retrospect, I just picked the best actor for the role,” she noted while on “Good Morning America” on Monday. “But at the end of the day, a big studio made this movie, I don’t know that they would’ve cast both of us in this because of that.” “Two Latinos opening in a mainstream movie, if it does well, that’s gonna change things,” Lopez said. “I would love for the Latino community to come out and support this movie because it would give us the freedom … That gives me a lot of freedom as an artist; it gives us a lot of freedom to make more movies in this way.

Jennifer Lopez appears on the Tuesday episode of ‘Ellen’ to talk about ‘The Boy Next Door,’ how she’s not dating her younger co-star Ryan Guzman, and that ‘there’s nothing wrong’ with an older woman dating a younger man. Whatever kind of stories we want to tell – it’s exciting.” “You know what, we put all four million in front of the camera!” she told GMA’s Robin Roberts. “We all shared one trailer, we had no craft service, it wasn’t that type of luxury movie set, let’s say.” “I’m not after younger guys.

If younger guys like me then that’s one thing,” she said, bringing up the gender double-standard about dating someone younger. “There’s like guys who just go after younger women. Lopez produces the film and stars as a separated woman who reluctantly has a one-night stand with a hunky and much younger neighbor played by Ryan Guzman. If Lopez, 45, was dating her 27-year-old co-star, it wouldn’t exactly be shocking as she was last romantically involved for 2 1/2 years with Casper Smart, who is the same age as Guzman. “No, no, no,” she told DeGeneres about their appearance together at the Golden Globes. “We arrived separately, but then later we went to the parties together. And many feel the — SPOILER ALERT! — death of Lopez’ character in the first few minutes of Jersey Girl (with Affleck again) is one of the movie’s biggest selling points. Like Madonna, another celebrity with a terrible track record at the movies, Lopez appears incapable of stepping outside herself; that would seem to render the art of acting impossible.

It’s the kind of character she’s become comfortable with since she made a big splash in movies like 1995’s “Money Train.” Since then, she’s been the more-tough-than-tender girl in “Selena,” “Anaconda,” “U-Turn,” “Out of Sight,” “The Cell” and “Enough.” Lopez even co-starred opposite real-life loves Ben Affleck (in “Gigli”) and Marc Anthony (in “El Cantante”). What’s interesting about Lopez, 45, is that — outside of any other female celebrity besides perhaps Oprah — she understands the value of diversification. It’s actually mean-spirited to write about Lopez’ film career, since other than Out of Sight or U Turn, the films in her resume involve unmitigated crap along the lines of The Wedding Planner, Enough and Maid in Manhattan. She has, amazingly, been a Hollywood presence for 20 years now. “No, I don’t think about it that way,” Lopez says. “This is a woman who’s married, maybe late 30s, early 40s, and that’s what I am.

What’s the word for the man who’s after younger girls?” The mother of 6-year-old twins, Max and Emme, is known for her sexy and fit physique, which shines in comparison to some of her much younger cohorts. Jennifer Lopez performs during 103.5 KTU’s KTUphoria 2014 (left) and her first ever hometown concert in the Bronx (right).Photo: (Left) FilmMagic, (right) WireImage Her smash 1999 album, “On the 6,” introduced J.Lo to the world.

Her Sweetface line, launched in 2003, was criticized initially for being “overpriced and cheaply made.” It was scrapped in 2009, and Lopez later admitted that “my name was stamped on things that I didn’t believe in.” In 2011, she launched a line at Kohl’s. Sales were initially good, but the store later moved away from celebrity lines, and all that J.Lo has on the clothing racks now are leftovers on clearance. Other J.Lo ventures include a successful fragrance line, BodyLab diet supplements and a Puerto Rican restaurant she opened in Pasadena in 2002 and shuttered 6 years later.

Get that out there, why don’t you?’” “You get to a point in your life where it’s not anybody else when things work out or don’t work out,” she says. “I think that’s been a big part of my journey to finally sit back and go, ‘Hey what is it that you think you’re doing?’” “The key is in loving yourself and being happy on your own and then continuing from there,” she says. “Someone can add to that happiness. ‘Someone’ is also healthy and can love themselves and have a healthy relationship with you, but you have to be whole on your own and you have to be happy on your own. Why wouldn’t she stop fleeing for her life from her psycho husband long enough to take lengthy fight training so she can kill that psycho husband with her bare hands? Her 2014 memoir, “True Love,” debuted at No. 5 on the nonfiction best-seller list and features revelations -— like how she watched “Something’s Gotta Give” 10 times to get over her split with with husband No. 3 Marc Anthony. And why wouldn’t a guy (Richard Gere) married to Susan Sarandon be attracted to a dance instructor played by Lopez in that crappy remake called Shall We Dance? The budget was a minuscule $4 million and only took 23 days to film. “Truth be known if this script was being made by a big studio,” Lopez says, “the chances of me and Ryan both being cast — two Latinos in the lead — would probably be slim to none.”

You’re supposed to sympathize with Lopez, here playing a cutie artist/waitress/dog walker who steals the heart of rich, sophisticated, Fonda’s son (Michael Vartan, in a coma); in fact, audiences are just as horrified as Fonda’s wicked character is at the thought of Lopez’ under-employed, whiny character becoming part of the family. Fonda and Wanda Sykes are hilarious enough to turn the movie from one thing into something else — in a good way — leaving Lopez to stand around in her undies. After Monster-In-Law, Lopez starred in An Unfinished Life, which managed to be a critical failure despite the presence of Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman and that grizzly bear. She moved next to inspire apoplexy in fans of salsa king Hector Lavoe via the film El Cantante, a biopic of Lavoe (with her then-husband Marc Anthony in the title role) that somehow mysteriously turned out to be all about Lopez in the role of Lavoe’s wife, Puchi. Moving right along, turns out that voicing a sabre tooth tiger in the family movie, Ice Age: Continental Drift was a good move for Lopez — the movie made a ton of money.

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