From Maid in Manhattan and Monster-in-Regulation to Shall We Dance, Jennifer Lopez is likely one of the queens of romantic comedies—and it began with The Marriage ceremony Planner in 2001.

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Throughout Selection’s Energy of Girls Conversations introduced by Lifetime, Lopez opened up about how being stereotyped in earlier roles made her casting in The Marriage ceremony Planner an uphill battle.

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“I needed to sort of get away of [being stereotyped] and persuade someone to place me within the first romantic comedy,” she defined, “which I believe was The Marriage ceremony Planner.”


“I used to be, such as you stated, sort of sizzling on the time and also you have been my agent,” she acknowledged in dialogue along with her agent Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, “and also you have been asking for a sure value that you just thought I merited and so they have been buckling again on us.”

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As Lopez explains, it took The Marriage ceremony Planner director Adam Shankman to interrupt the casting stalemate. “He got here to one in every of my file signings and he stated, ‘Give her no matter she needs.'”

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And J.Lo is returning to her matrimonial comedy roots fairly quickly, too: she’s set to star with Armie Hammer within the motion comedy Shotgun Marriage ceremony, and the Owen Wilson co-starring Marry Me is about for Valentine’s Day 2021.

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