Her first major film, the musical biography of “Selena,” which opened to mixed-to-positive reviews in 1997. Many critics said Selena’s performance Lopez was the highlight of the film, according to Rotten Tomatoesand “Selena” has become a cult classic over the years.
Not long after the film’s release, he launched his music career. Lopez’s first single, “If You Had My Love”, was released in May 1999 and became a huge hit. j lo he has worked to stay on a roll ever since.
However, an interview almost brought his career down at first. Speaking to Movieline in 1998, Lopez infamously talked about everyone in that interview, from celebrities like madonna (“Do I think she’s a great actress? No”) a Gwyneth Paltrow (“Tell me what have you been up to?”) to directors, including some racy anecdotes about their “U Turn” director, Oliver Stone.
The future star of “Gigli” declared herself “the best” to movie line and said, “If you have the assets, there is nothing to fear. If someone doesn’t have the assets, he is insecure. I don’t have that problem.”
Quotes from this uninhibited interview would follow Lopez for years, particularly what he said about another up-and-coming star, the “Desperado” star, Salma Hayek .
Jennifer Lopez criticizes Salma Hayek
Though Jennifer Lopez Rose to fame playing the late musician Selena Quintanilla Pérez, who was murdered in 1995, was not the original choice to play the star.
Salma Hayek was the first choice of Pérez’s father, Abraham Quintanilla. In a 2020 episode of “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen, via Cheatsheet, Hayek revealed that he turned down the lead role, saying, “It was a bit off-putting. They were already planning to do this movie.”
Hayek has no ill will towards Lopezwho launched her acting career in the 1997 film, telling Cohen, “I think Jennifer did a great job.”
But the feeling was not mutual. While speaking to Movieline in 1998, via HITC, Lopez he said, “We’re in two different realms. She’s a hottie… I do all kinds of different things.” Lopez also insisted that the statement of Hayek that she was offered the lead role in “Selena” was “an absolute lie.”
Alternatively, Hayek praised Lopez and what she accomplished when she played the beloved Tejano singer. Via Oprah, Hayek he said, “I think Jennifer did a great job. I really think it was for her.”
Shortly after the bombshell dropped from an interview with Movieline, Lopez he would regret his words and claim that they were not his words at all. In a 2001 interview with Vanity Fairhe stated, “I was so misquoted and taken out of context, and it’s a painful subject for me.”
Jennifer Lopez regrets hurtful comments
In an interview of Vanity Fairthe “Shades of Blue” star insisted that the Movieline interview misquoted her and rejected the gossipy comments: “I don’t like to hurt anyone. I don’t like to hurt their feelings. I like to joke, so sometimes I do that. What they wrote in that article hurt people. [Después de leerlo] I just sat and cried for hours.”
More recently, Lopez she discussed the incident with NPR in 2018. In the Movieline interview, she insisted she was “the last of the A-list actresses,” but by 2018 she could admit she was “nobody at the time.” She “she went on to say:”[La entrevista] It gave me a lot of notoriety at the time, and then it made a lot of people in the industry really mad.”
Your mea cupla may have been a few years late, but Lopez he discussed the lessons he had learned, telling NPR, “You can’t look for your happiness or have someone else fix you, you have to fix yourself and be your own best friend.”
Meanwhile, in the decades after that disastrous interview, Lopez Y Hayek they have developed a beautiful friendship, according to Hola.
It seems that Lopez learned a crucial Hollywood lesson: If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t insult your peers in front of a reporter.
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The dark comment Jennifer Lopez once made about Salma Hayek
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