Jennifer Lopez ready to release this is me nowTheir first studio album in a decade this week.
And if that wasn’t enough, the actress decided to make a collaborative film with This is me…now: a love story,
But can not get enough The singer and businesswoman has revealed that making the 60-minute musical film was a difficult path and as a result she had to finance the project herself.
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Inspired by her rekindled romance with her husband Ben Affleck, Lopez talked about the challenges of making the film and how it made the project better than she ever dreamed possible.
“Everything was challenging about making this film – from explaining to people what we wanted to do, to making it, to doing it in a short amount of time,” Lopez said during a press conference for international media, including 9Honey Celebrities. “
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“Everything about it, every step of the way seemed to be an obstacle that we took as a challenge which turned it into something that we didn’t even realize was being raised, I guess Is.”
This Is Me…Now: A Love Story It also featured a series of celebrity cameos, which was another challenge for the celebrity, who used stars from their own contact book, such as jane fonda,
Grammy Award-winning music video director Dave Myers worked with the singer to bring her vision to life and said he was amazed by her inspiration and didn’t take “no” for an answer — even from her husband. Too.
“Had a very sweet and guru level conversation with Ben [Affleck] “Talking to both of us, they said it couldn’t be done the way we wanted it to be done,” Myers said at an international press conference.
“And Jen looked at me like, ‘Okay, we’re going to do this.’
“Then I think when everyone originally saw the movie, they shopped it around town with Ben, and I don’t know, I was getting updates that were like, ‘Oh, it could be bleak for us.’ And Jen’s like, ‘F— this, we’re going to do it’ and she financed it herself.
“So I just think that Jen’s spirit to rise above anybody who says no is why she’s here. That’s why she is who she is.”
Lopez quipped: “Don’t tell me I can’t do something. That’s it. It’s that simple.”
Later, Lopez said that his decision to finance the project himself raised some eyebrows.
“When I said I was going to do it, everyone thought I was crazy,” she said. hollywood reporter,
And while there were some moments of self-doubt along the way, it seems like a few words of encouragement from Affleck helped JLo gain the confidence she needed for the project.
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“Ben kind of said it to me… I said, ‘I don’t write. I don’t do it.’ He was like, ‘You write. You write. You direct. You produce. You do all the things. You choreograph. Start stepping into it. Start owning it a little bit.’ Start owning a little bit of who you are,’” the 54-year-old recalled.
Myers said that while elements of the film are slightly sci-fi, such as Lopez working in a heart factory, they are based on the reality of “the pain she went through when she first broke up with Ben”.
The album focuses on her rekindled romance with Affleck, whom she married in 2022, nearly two decades after ending their first engagement.
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Lopez described the project as ”one chapter ended and it started a new chapter for me”.
“It left me with a lot of questions, about love and about myself, about being a hopeless romantic, and what it means to actually enter a kind of healthy, more self-accepting phase, this My 20-year journey is about to end,” she said.
This Is Me…Now: A Love Story will launch globally on Prime Video on February 16, coinciding with the release of Jennifer’s new album This Is Me…Now.
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