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“I didn’t know if I was being funny”: Jennifer Lopez Got a Reality Check After Starring in The Wedding Planner Opposite Matthew McConaughey, Was Terrified of Acting Prowess of ‘Heavy Duty’ Hollywood Giants

Jennifer Lopez has had quite an illustrious career, both in movies and music. She is an accomplished singer and performer, along with impressive filmography as well. One genre that often recurs in her acting spectrum is romantic comedies and she is an ardent defendant of them. That being said, acting in romcoms come naturally to her. She has confessed to being intimidated by working in romcoms in the beginning, but her love for the genre and immaculate acting skills went on to give impressive outputs like Shall We Dance, Maid In Manhattan, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and most recently Marry Me.

Jennifer Lopez is a huge rom-com fan

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the premiere of Marry Me
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the premiere of Marry Me

Jennifer Lopez‘s latest romantic comedy project Marry Me released earlier this year. During the promotion of this film, in which she co-starred with Owen Wilson, the 53-year-old made an appearance on The View. She shared her feelings for romcoms and how they are necessary for instilling hope in the hopeless times that we live in.

“But I honestly believe that these movies, especially in times like right now, they really give hope. At the end of the day, life is really about loving somebody, finding somebody to spend your life with, being happy. What are the important things? The important things are love, and kind of finding your way, finding your home. Because that becomes so important, especially in the hard times. So, I think these movies are really necessary.”

The timing of this statement also coincided with her blissful reunion with former beau Ben Affleck. They had gotten together a few months ago and were blissfully in love at the time that JLo insisted on the importance of finding love.

Also Read: “They are getting to know each other better”: Jennifer Garner’s Relationship With Jennifer Lopez Has Changed After Her Marriage With Ben Affleck

Intimidated to venture into rom-coms despite being a fan

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez’s first rom-com movie was The Wedding Planner, in which she starred alongside Matthew McConaughey. And the Ain’t Your Mama singer was quite intimidated by the endeavor herself although it was something she had always wanted to venture in. She was nervous about her comic timing and whether she would be able to do justice to the genre. She confessed,

“I had always wanted to do a romantic comedy. When it finally happened, I thought it was kind of scary. I didn’t know if I was being funny. But dramas are heavy duty. Action pictures are physically taxing. Romantic comedies are fun. All you do is show up on the set and play — that’s what I wanted.”

Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey in The Wedding Planner
Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey in The Wedding Planner

Also Read: ‘I never wanted to not be with the person I had kids with’: Jennifer Lopez Regretted String of Divorces from Marc Anthony To Alex Rodriguez and Ben Affleck, Calls it ‘Lowest time of her life’

Surely, there is more to rom-coms than just showing up on the set, although they are comparatively more fun to make and less of a psychological pressure on the artist. JLo was concerned about whether she would be able to deliver, especially opposite an accomplished actor like Matthew McConaughey, but things did work out and the 2001 venture went on to become a much-loved film.

Also Read: “It hurt my feelings, I get it”: Jennifer Lopez Reveals Her Kids Don’t Want to Be With Her Anymore After Getting Married to Ben Affleck

Source: Showbiz CheatSheet

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Smriti Sneh
Smriti Sneh

Smriti Sneh is a Content Writer at Animated Times specializing in celebrities and everything pop-culture. Being a literature graduate from the University of Lucknow, she is cashing in on her writing skills by working in the entertainment news sector - studying literary theories by day, and navigating celebrity net worths through the night. Although you can find her writing poems at any and all hours.

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