Friday, January 23, 2015

Jennifer López On Casting Two Latino Leads in a Mainstream U.S. Movie

It's a mainstream movie, it's not "a Latino movie", but the truth is, as a producer, I'm very proud because in retrospect, I just picked the best actor for the role. But at the end of the day, if a big studio made this movie, I don't know that they would've cast the both of us in this because of that.
And so, two Latinos opening in a mainstream movie, if it does well, that's gonna change things. I would love for the Latino community to come out and support this movie because it would give us the freedom.... That gives me a lot of freedom as an artist, it gives us a lot of freedom to make more movies in this way. Whatever kind of stories we want to tell— it's exciting. –JENNIFER LÓPEZ, star/producer of the film The Boy Next Door (which also stars Ryan Guzmán)
Check out Ashley Lee's article in The Hollywood Reporter on Jennifer López, where the actress/producer discusses casting two Latinos in the lead roles in a mainstream movie, by clicking here.

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