Cover Girl Jennifer Lopez
talks about motherhood, heartbreak and the future of her career in the latest issue of ELLE magazine.
On why she never considered in vitro fertilization, like her character in The Back-Up Plan:
"When it comes to family and relationships, I'm quite traditional. Just because of the way I was raised. And I also believe in God and I have a lot of faith in that, so I just felt like you don't mess with things like that. And I guess deep down I really felt like either this is not going to happen for me or it is. You know what I mean? And if it is, it will. And if it's not, it's not going to."
On the merit of her romantic comedies:
"I think 'Maid in Manhattan
' and 'Monster-in-Law
' are very layered movies. And that's why they're so successful. People don't like sh-tty romantic comedies. Nothing that's sh-tty is going to make $100 million."
On hosting a dinner for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor:
"She didn't realize what she was going to symbolize. And it's always scary to be thrown into it–that's what I felt like when I did 'Selena
'. You're thrown out there, and all of a sudden you're not anonymous. You are now known. And that's a lot to handle. It's scary at first. Then you get used to it. And so she was in that moment of her life where it's just like, What the hell? Everybody's clapping for me. People are writing about me, talking about me, I'm on TV. She was just a judge in New York."
On competing with twenty-something pop idols as a 40-year-old mom:
"This is what I do — what, because I have kids and a husband
now I'm not supposed to be me? I'm a more heightened me if anything. Hyper J.Lo. Everything I wanted before, I want twice as much now. And that doesn't mean material things; it means to explore more, to think more. Being an artist doesn't start because you're 21, and it doesn't end because you're 51. You are who you are until the day you die."
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