Superstar, Supermom, Super actress (we could go on) Jennifer Lopez aka Jenny From The Block is covering W Magazine dishing on her success and failures since being discovered at 22 as a fly girl on In Living Color. Now at 46, Lopez is still on top of her game with a new TV series, a Vegas Residency, American Idol judge, juggling a relationship all while being mommy to 8 yr old twins Max & Emma with ex hubby Marc Antony! Check out some excerpts from her interview below.
If she didn’t have a career, what would she do:
I would be a painter. I can’t paint. But I feel I could learn anything if I worked hard enough. Never say never!
If the nonstop pace ever felt overwhelming:
I do have trouble saying no. It’s hard for me not to imagine doing everything I am asked to do. Even if I hear a song that someone else has done or watch a film that someone else is in, I think, Oh, I would do it like this. Or, I wish I could do it like that. Luckily, I love to work.
Her life after her big break in “Selena”:
I never thought about fame until then. After that film, I would have panic attacks. I remember walking down the street, and someone yelled, ‘Jennifer!’ and I didn’t know who it was. I ran home. From that point forward, I realized I couldn’t be alone in public. I don’t think I’ve been alone on the street in over 20 years.
If the Kardashians stole her jam with having a great ass:
I think I paved the way for them. Just another innovation that I’ve given to the world!
Becoming an ‘American Idol’ judge:
It has been easier. People may now think I’m ‘nice,’ but they still act surprised when I’m smart. It’s a man’s world, and, truly, people in a business setting do not value a woman as much as a man. I feel like I’m constantly having to prove myself. If a man does one thing well, people immediately say he’s a genius. Women have to do something remarkable over and over and over. And, even then, they get questions about their love life. People underestimate me. They always have, and maybe that’s for the best. It’s fun to prove them wrong.
On her personal life issues:
When it comes to work, I never get tired. But with personal failures, I have thought, This is too hard. When my marriage ended, it was not easy to find forgiveness. It wasn’t the dream that I had hoped for, and it would have been easier to fan the flames of resentment, disappointment, and anger. But Marc is the father of my children [8-year-old twins], and that’s never going away. So, I have to work to make things right. And that is, by far, the hardest work I do.
On her on/off again relationship with Casper Smart:
We got together and broke up and are now together again. I still think about getting married and having that long life with someone. I love the movie The Notebook. A dream of mine is to grow old with someone.