Jennifer Lopez loves every bit of her life and is happy being back to work. She speaks about her wonderful twins, motherhood and her comeback flick The Back-up Plan.
What's it like juggling motherhood with being a superstar?
It’s very hard. They’re just at the point where they know what I’m up to here! When Mommy was getting dressed up, they came to the door and started saying, “No, Mommy. No, Mommy, don’t go!” And I thought, “Uh oh, this is bad. This is tough. But I’m going to have to figure this out as I go along. I know tonight I will be home, and the sun will be up in my heart. It’s not going to be nighttime.” So that’s the good news. I won’t miss the whole day!
It must have been exciting to know about your pregnancy. But what when you found out you were having twins?
I couldn’t even believe I was pregnant! But when I found out it was twins, I laughed and said, “Of course, this would happen!” And I actually started giggling. But Marc, oh Marc, he started crying. Inside I felt, “I can’t believe this is happening. It’s too wonderful.”
What are those twins like?
They’re so happy. They have a lot of love in their lives. They're very content children, and they can express so many things.
Do you think of The Back-up Plan as a comeback film for you, after taking a few years off to be a full-time mother?
I don’t really think of it as a comeback. I was home on maternity leave and making music. Now, my first movie is coming out since I was fat! Just kidding. I loved my time at home. But it’s time to get to work.
What did you learn about yourself as a pregnant woman in real life that you brought to the movie?
I didn’t know I would feel so hungry! I was so sleepy, in a way I had never been before in my entire life.
What about playing a woman who doesn’t mind being alone and without a man. Could you relate to those feelings?
It's funny, because I’m so opposite of her. Zoe was comfortable being alone. And I’m so uncomfortable being alone. But I envy people who are like her. Of course in the movie, her being able to be alone was her big flaw. I embrace great things and hold on. I was like her in a way. Because she’s very comfortable being by herself.