Jennifer Lopez is taking a trip down memory lane.
As reported on Hot New Hip Hop, the actress/singer spoke about the early stages of her acting career. For her first love scene, J-Lo says she wished she would have spoken up for herself more because she was uncomfortable doing it.
The scene was for the film Money Train. The romantic scene was with Wesley Snipes. J-Lo admits since she was new to the movie industry, she didn’t want to be “difficult” to work with, so she didn’t voice her concerns. She said,
“When you first start working professionally, you push the boundaries of what you should and shouldn’t do, and I didn’t think I had the right to say no, like, ‘No, I’m not doing this, and that’s it…’ So we did it, and it was tough,” she continued,“Wesley was wonderful about it in the sense that he was like, ‘What’s gonna make you more comfortable?’ and I was like, ‘Bring music, play it loud.'”
The publication also reports J-Lo said Wesley tried to kiss her outside of filming. She said, “Wesley–even though I had a boyfriend at the time–went full court press. He was flirting with me–you always flirt with your costars, it’s harmless–then he just started getting a little more serious.” She continued,“He would invite us all out together and then at the end of the night, he’d drop me off last and try to kiss me. I’d be like, ‘Wesley, please, I’m not interested in you like that.’ He got really upset about it.”
Wesley responded and said, “What happened was, she had never done a love scene before. She was absolutely terrified. I was given instructions from the director to make her feel good. That was my job.” He continued, “I knew people would look at the screen and say either, “They have chemistry,” or, “They don’t.” I told her, if she took my advice we’d do a wonderful, erotic scene. And if it wasn’t a good love scene, they’d edit around her and throw it on the floor.”