"It was a challenge with the cameos that we have in the movie," the singer and actress said in a press conference on Thursday
In a press conference on Thursday, the "Jenny from the Block" singer, 54, and Dave Meyers, the director of her upcoming Amazon film opened up about what it took to get some of the big names in the cinematic original, which which traces her journey of self-discovery and details her real-life love story with Ben Affleck.
Lopez and Affleck, 51, tied the knot in July 2022 after rekindling their romance just one year prior. They initially dated for two years in the early 2000s before going their separate ways just days before their 2004 wedding. Their rekindled romance inspired much of the film's direction.
"It was a challenge with the cameos that we have in the movie," Lopez said. "We obviously had quite a few. Some came on the same day, some didn't. We had to make it work. We did whatever we could."
Meyers, 51, explained that most of the cameos were shot separately, which made it "the hradest scene to edit."
"A lot of them were personal friends of Jen's, so Jen had to switch out of performance mode and kind of come join me and kind of hold their hands, because they didn't understand what they were doing and they were out there wearing costumes on a green screen," he said.
Lopez reassured the actors and told them to "trust" her.
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"I was like...just trust me. It's going to be fine. I would never make you look crazy. And if it looks crazy, we will throw it in the garbage. Don't worry about it. But luckily it turned out well. And a lot of them have seen the film already and are so excited," the pop star added.
This Is Me…Now: A Love Story is a musical and visual interpretation the life events that inspired Lopez’s forthcoming LP This Is Me…Now, which serves as a sequel to her 2002 album This Is Me…Then. The film includes a star-studded list of cameos, including Affleck, Post Malone, Fat Joe, Keke Palmer, Trevor Noah, Sofia Vergara, Kim Petras, Jenifer Lewis, Jay Shetty, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Derek Hough.
The film, and Lopez's ninth studio album, will premiere on Prime Video on Feb. 16.
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