Jennifer Lopez likes to be prepared for sex scenes
Lopez likes to know exactly what’s going to happen before she films a sex scene. She says knowing what is about to happen beforehand gives her the confidence she needs to perform her role to the best of her ability.
“There’s power in preparation and so the more I knew each and every shot that [director Rob Cohen] was doing, I could feel confident in what I was doing,” Lopez tells Miami Herald. “I was like, ‘I don’t want to do this, and I don’t want to do this. I feel comfortable with this. I don’t feel comfortable with that.’”
Jennifer Lopez learned how to say ‘no’ over the years
Lopez also tells the publication that she learned what her limits are over the years. During her career, she has gotten a feel for what she is and isn’t comfortable with.
“There were times I hit the wall early on and you go, ‘OK I can’t do that,’” Lopez tells Miami Herald. “You don’t know you have limits when you’re young. Then you reach the limit, and you go, ‘Oh, I can’t do that. And next time I won’t.’ Then when you have kids it’s another reality check. I have to be the best for them. You go, ‘I can’t do this, I can’t do that. No. The answer is no. That’s too much in one day. Take that out. Move that.’”
Lopez isn’t afraid to express concerns when her limits are being tested. She says saying no to people has its benefits, joking that “people want you more when you say no.” Lopez says this is true for all aspects of life.
Jennifer Lopez wants more creative freedom
Lopez says The Boy Next Door (she was one of the producers) allowed her to have some creative freedom. She has been looking for a space where she can use her talents as an artist. Lopez was able to do this while acting alongside co-star Ryan Guzman.
“The artist in me wants more freedom to do more things as far as stories and movies and acting,” she says in her Miami Herald interview. “It’s about finding avenues and ways to do that instead of waiting for people to hire me. [To] know that I can do different kinds of movies. Any kind I want. Put my name on the line, do it for free and say, ‘Yeah, I believe in this.’ I like the idea. It’s very empowering to me that that’s a possibility.”
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