Jennifer Lopez worried that she had forgotten how to act

Try not to chuckle too loudly when you read this – Jennifer Lopez is admitting that she was really afraid she forgot how to “act”. Er… so she was “acting” so well before? No matter. I actually understand what Jennifer is trying to say – she’s talking about her fears of going back to film work after her twins were born. I’ve heard many actresses express this in interviews – their minds are somewhere else, and they don’t know if they can “get into character”. But it’s still funny hearing Jennifer “Gigli” Lopez say “What if I forgot how to act?” Because she was like the next Meryl Streep before the babies Emme and Max. I don’t know what’s gotten into me, I’m actually a fan of a few of Jennifer’s movies, like Out of Sight. But, speaking as a fan of Jennifer’s, the girl isn’t the best actress:

Jennifer Lopez emotional admission of secret fear.

The superstar was wracked with terror before returning to work to lens new flick The Back-Up Plan because she was scared she had forgotten how to “act”!

After putting her career on hold to care for twins Max and Emme born last year, she stayed home to nurse her spawn but now La Lopez is back filming but not before confessing her long layoff jitters

“The few days before I got really nervous I was like, what if I forgot how to act?” J.Lo divulged.

But she conquered her anxiety by bringing the twins to set with her.

“I wanted to do this film really badly and bringing my babies with me that first morning, I was like, ‘Oh my God, they’re with me, I’m making a movie they’re here!’

“It’s great having kids on set. It’s the best.”

[From National Enquirer]

Here’s another interesting little tidbit: The Back-Up Plan, the film Jennifer is so afraid of, the film that will contain Jennifer’s first post-baby performance, is just another version of The Baster, the film that Jennifer Aniston was filming in New York. They’re pretty much the same story – girl gets to her late thirties, can’t find a man, decides to get pregnant the not-so-old-fashioned way. There’s been a little behind-the-scenes drama between the competing studios and the two Jennifers about the similarities. Unfortunately for Jennifer Lopez, Aniston got there first, and her film will probably come out first too. Too bad, J.Lo.

Jennifer Lopez is shown on the set of “The Back Up Plan” in Pasadena, CA on 5/13/09. Credit: ODuran/Fame Pictures.

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  1. Alecto says:

    Can’t forget what you never knew.

  2. morgs says:

    took the words out of my mouth alecto.

    that was too easy. Haha!

  3. ash says:

    I know really, right alecto? I didn’t even need (or want) to read this article, the title was enough of a joke for me.

  4. ash says:

    I really thought she was in it for the Oscar with Maid in Manhattan.

  5. bros says:

    hah! like this cow ever learned in the first place. when i watch her ‘act’ i want to tear my face off. I can see her processing information, thinking of the next face she is going to make. oh! the strain! she is THE most painful person to watch trying to deliver lines with appropriate emotion. retire!

  6. Codzilla says:

    “The Baster” has to be the worst movie title ever. Oh, and I agree with everyone else that JLo sucks.

  7. Victoria says:

    Forget? The nit wit never learned how to act in the first place!

  8. McKenna says:

    I agree…can you forget something you never knew?

  9. CandyKay says:

    “They’re pretty much the same story – girl gets to her late thirties, can’t find a man, decides to get pregnant the not-so-old-fashioned way.”

    And after they do so, a man magically appears. So much for non-traditional families!

  10. kiki says:

    ha haaa she is an awful actress. I did see a bit of that Movie she did with Mark Ant about that singer she played the wife a dumb whinineg coked out shrew of a woman. I dont think that role was a strech for her

  11. boomchakaboom says:

    I’m sure it IS difficult for J-Lo to pretend to care about anyone or anything other than herself, even for a few minutes.

  12. Neelyo says:

    What an idiot. Don’t people realize when they say things like this they’re just making themselves a punch line?

  13. abbizmal says:

    You guys took the words right out of my mouth, too. This is too funny. She only got famous because she has a big butt and it gave folks something to talk about to keep her name out there. Can’t think of another reason.

  14. the original kate says:

    she is an atrocious actress, then, now and forever.

  15. Wow says:

    That’s a cute facial picture of her in the intro.

  16. dizzybenny says:

    that has to be,hands down the funniest header of the year so far!!!

  17. paranel says:

    She could act ? When? where? You learn something new every day.

  18. Enonymous says:

    I have to say that if both movies came out at the same time, I would be more willing to watch Jennifer Lopez’s movie then Jennifer Aniston’s.

  19. clare says:

    Jennifer “Gigli” Lopez

    Can’t stop laughing at that.

  20. Jen says:

    Oh, c’mon…haven’t you guys seen ‘Out of Sight’? She was great in that! Though that could have been a fluke of really good casting. She’s made some atrocious choices in her career, for sure.

  21. Judy says:

    OMG this is too funny..she cant forget to do something she never knew how to do lol

  22. Beth says:

    The Baster is supposed to be a low budget probably limited release movie. I think it even had trouble getting distribution. It will probably end up being another Management. I think both movies will bombs. Lopez isn’t good in romantic-comedies. She’s too over the top.

  23. Giz says:

    regarding the Oscar bid remark, let’s face it, the Oscar caliber has greatly declined over the past ten or so years.

    Lopez is an okay actress, but certainly NOT great!

  24. Ella says:

    I do not think that she is a terrible actress. I’m not sure if I like her as a person so much, but she is likeable enough on-screen. I remember liking the Cell, although it has probably been like 15 years since I have seen it.

  25. j. ferber says:

    Am I wrong or does it look like Lopez got a face lift? Or maybe some major filler. She just looks very different. Another nose job?

  26. Dr_Venkman says:

    She’s an ok actress. She acts like her marriage is the greatest thing on earth and some people seem to believe it, so she can’t be THAT bad, can she?

  27. Candi says:

    Very funny,as I have never considered Jennifer Lopez to be a real actress.

    Although I have to say,she was great
    in the movie Selena.

    Let’s face it,she’s no spring chicken anymore,and people have lost interest in her since she married Marc Anthony.

  28. KateNonymous says:

    I’m reasonably sure that she has long ago forgotten how to behave.

  29. Zebra Spots says:

    she does act, at being in love with a greaseball, and being a nice person, and having a nice shape, and having taste and…

  30. da da dah says:

    She is a great actor, I don’t know why you are all being fake. I don’t understand you people.

    Is it the shadow that you know her as a singer and when she acts you can’t see the goodness. She is better than most of them girls.

    Meryl Streep, oh! please. she can act but she s not all that.

  31. spiceh says:

    hahaha…this nit wit is not good at anything, except being a total diva.

  32. jayem says:

    Well, Out Of Sight is one of my favorite movies and she was pretty good in Selena and Mi Familia and The Wedding Planner. And truthfully, I’d rather see her than Aniston in that particular plot twist.

  33. dercy says:

    Both Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston can’t act. Their movies are just terrible. I dont know why they still getting roles in hollywood while there’s a lot of better actresses working their ass off to get any decent roles. It’s a shame, and it’s more shameful to see this Lopez telling:I’m afraid i forgot how to act.
    True actors do never forget how to act.

  34. ali says:

    i think she is a very very good actress and she act backup plan 2010 very very perfect
    i really love her and her movies.