Jennifer Lopez burst into tears after being called ‘criminally underestimated’

  • Jennifer Lopez once cried when she was described as a “criminally underrated actress” at Glamor.
  • It took her more than a decade to get her second Golden Globe nomination, for the role of Ramona in “Hustlers”.
  • Lopez was never nominated for an Oscar, despite becoming popular for her role in “Hustlers.”

Jennifer Lopez became visibly emotional reading a A glamorous article praising her performance in the 2019 film “Hustlers” in the scene shown in it


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the documentary “Halftime,” which premiered on streamer on Tuesday.

In the film, Lopez played Ramon, a role model for a group of exotic dancers who devised a plan to deceive the rich patrons of the strip club where they worked for a million dollars. The plot is based on a 2015 article by Jessica Pressler entitled “The Hustlers at Scores,” published in New York Magazine.

“Most of the praise for ‘Hustlers’ is dedicated to Jennifer Lopez, who leads the film as Ramon’s ringleader,” Lopez reads directly from Glamor. “In fact, some reviewers say she could probably be in the race for her first Oscar.”

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The Netflix documentary “Halftime” follows the career of Jennifer Lopez.

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“Honestly, it’s exciting to see a criminally underrated performer …”, continued the singer of “Love Don’t Cost A Thing”, pausing to understand the impact of the words and crying when they hit her. “… they get her debt from prestigious movie theaters.”

It’s a quick but powerful “Half Time” moment, especially since Lopez talked throughout the film about how negative reviews of her talent have affected her emotionally.

“I just had very low self-esteem,“, the star admitted at the film’s roughly 25-minute level.“ I really believed in a lot of what they said, and that was that I wasn’t good. That I wasn’t a good singer, that I wasn’t a good actress, that I wasn’t a good dancer. I wasn’t good at anything. I just didn’t even belong here. Why wouldn’t I just leave? ”

Lopez went on to say that she feels like she is in a “really offensive dysfunctional relationship” with the media.

The Latina triple threat was first nominated for a Golden Globe 1998 for the lead role of singer Tejano Selena Quintanilla Pérez in the film “Selena”. Quintanilla Pérez was killed her friend and former fan club manager March 31, 1995 over a money dispute.

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Jennifer Lopez in the movie “Half Time”.

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In the movie “Half Time”, Lopez said that she was told that she would not win the Golden Globe for “Selena”, but she said that she was just happy that she was nominated then. It was more than a decade before she was re-nominated for “Hustlers”, and never received an Oscar nomination.

“Half Time” followed Lopez through the awards season and noted her disappointment when she failed to win a Golden Globe and failed to win an Oscar nomination for “Hustlers”.

“I really thought I had a chance,” she said at approximately 55:20 in the film.

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Jennifer Lopez in the movie “Half Time”.

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“I felt like I had let everyone down,” she said, referring to the people who have been working for her for decades. “They wanted it so much. For me, for them. I mean, it’s also a confirmation of the whole job they’re doing.”

Later in the film, Lopez told a friend that she dreamed of getting an Oscar nomination, but woke up and realized she hadn’t gotten it. She told her friend, who was angry on her behalf, not to upset her.

“Half Time” is now available for download on Netflix.

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