During the 90s, Jennifer Lopez was on the verge of becoming a major sensation.
Her breakout performance in Selena catapulted her to stardom, making her one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.
Lopez’s star power allowed her to secure roles alongside some of the industry’s biggest names, solidifying her position as a rising star in the entertainment world.
Back in 1998, as Jennifer Lopez’s film career was gaining momentum, she gave an interview with Movieline. While it might have appeared unremarkable at the time, the interview would later become notorious.
In this candid conversation, Lopez expressed some brutally honest opinions about her fellow stars, igniting feuds and controversies that would continue to reverberate over the years.
Jennifer Lopez Said Some Harsh Things About A Fellow Actress
Jennifer Lopez’s views on Gwyneth Paltrow were critical. She questioned Paltrow’s acting credentials, stating she couldn’t recall any significant roles she had played.
Lopez also suggested that Paltrow’s fame might be attributed more to her relationships with other famous figures, like Brad Pitt, rather than her work in the entertainment industry.
“Tell me what she’s been in? I swear to God, I don’t remember anything she was in,” Lopez said. “Some people get hot by association. I heard more about her and Brad Pitt than I ever heard about her work.”
Lopez’s response regarding Cameron Diaz was also less than enthusiastic. She described Diaz as a fortunate model who had received numerous opportunities but expressed a wish that Diaz had made more of them.
Despite her critique, Lopez acknowledged Diaz’s beauty and captivating presence, praising her performance in My Best Friend’s Wedding as evidence of her potential when properly directed.
Jennifer Lopez Also Wasn’t Pleased With Other Renowned Actresses
Salma Hayek had previously mentioned that she could have potentially played the iconic role of Selena, which became Jennifer Lopez’s breakthrough performance.
However, Lopez wasn’t pleased with Hayek’s remark and made her sentiments clear during the interview.
“We’re in two different realms,” Lopez said. “She’s a sexy bombshell and those are the kinds of roles she does. I do all kinds of different things. It makes me laugh when she says she got offered Selena, which was an outright lie.
If that’s what she does to get herself publicity, then that’s her thing. Columbia offered me the choice of Fools Rush In or Anaconda, but I chose the fun B-movie because the Fools script wasn’t strong enough.”
There was a time when Sandra Bullock could have effortlessly taken on the lead role in the film Out of Sight, which was Jennifer Lopez’s breakthrough role.
“Universal was pushing for Sandra Bullock because they said she’d put people in seats.
George and the director met with her, but they were like, ‘If Sandra really wants it, she’s gonna have to test for it.’ She wouldn’t test, and her agent, who is also my agent, supported that.
If I was Sandy, I’d say, ‘Well, I’m gonna show them that I can do it. I’ll read with them, make them offer me the part, then make them pay out the ass.’”