“I’m married to an Oscar-winning director”: Jennifer Lopez Killed Her Dreams After Marrying Ben Affleck, Thinks She Can’t Do What It Takes

Jennifer Lopez Killed Her Dreams After Marrying Ben Affleck, Thinks She Can’t Do What It Takes
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Actress and pop sensation Jennifer Lopez is one of the most accomplished personalities in Hollywood. The actress has been one of the highest-paid Latina actresses and has brought Latino pop to the mainstream through her chart-topping albums.

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Last year, she married actor-director Ben Affleck. The couple had a long history and finally reconnected after twenty years and got back together again. However, the relationship seems to have brought in a reality check for Lopez as she says she cannot take up directing after seeing the amount of work Affleck puts in.

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Why Did Jennifer Lopez Give Up On Her Directing Dreams?

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

In the late 90s and 2000s, Jennifer Lopez was considered to be a pop icon. She was once the highest-earning Latina actress and had simultaneous number one in both films and music. She has been considered a ‘triple threat entertainer’ as she has gained incredible success as a singer, dancer, and actress.

The Hustlers actress also received the honor of having the most viewed Superbowl Half Time Show, when she performed in 2020 along with fellow Latina pop star Shakira. For her role in Hustlers, the actress received nominations at the Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild awards.

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Jennifer Lopez

However, the actress has mentioned that she has second thoughts about venturing into directing. In an interview with the Associated Press, the actress mentioned that she had dreams of directing but is now reconsidering it as she is married to Ben Affleck. She said,

“I’ve toyed with the idea of directing, but now that I’m married to an Oscar-winning director and I see what it takes to really do it at that level, I’m like, ‘Maybe, maybe no.'”

In the interview, she also mentioned that she wanted to feature in a proper musical. The actress has seen success as a producer in films such as Second Act, Hustlers, and Marry Me.

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Ben Affleck’s Journey From Being An Actor To An Oscar-Winning Director

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck

While Ben Affleck has seen blockbuster success as a leading man in many films, he has received much more accolades while being behind the camera. In his breakthrough film, Affleck collaborated with actor and friend Matt Damon and co-wrote the film Good Will Hunting. For their script, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

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While he grew to star status with blockbusters like Armageddon and Pearl Harbour, Affleck made his directorial debut with the crime drama Gone Baby Gone. Starring his brother Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan, the film was lauded upon release and was a moderate commercial success, earning over $34 million against a $19 million budget.

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He followed up with another crime drama The Town, in which he co-starred with an ensemble cast of Rebeca Hall, Jon Hamm, and Jeremy Renner. The film was appreciated and earned $154 million at the box office.

His most successful directorial has been the Oscar-winning war drama, Argo. Based on the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, the film starred Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston. It won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.

Source: Associated Press

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Nishanth A is a Media, English and Psychology graduate from Bangalore. He is an avid DC fanboy and loves the films of Christopher Nolan. He has published over 400 articles on FandomWire. When he's not fixating on the entire filmography of a director, he tries to write and direct films.