“That’s the secret to my whole f—king career”: Jennifer Lopez Was Rejected by 1 Kardashian Member for Her Movie That She Self-Financed in a Risky Move

Jennifer Lopez offered Khloe Kardashian a role in her film 'This Is Me'.

“That’s the secret to my whole f—king career”: Jennifer Lopez Was Rejected by 1 Kardashian Member for Her Movie That She Self-Financed in a Risky Move

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  • Jennifer Lopez is sharing her own journey to find love in the upcoming Prime Video original 'This Is Me…Now: A Love Story'.  
  • In a recent interview, she opened up about the unexpected challenges she faced to share the story in the upcoming film.
  • The actress shared reaching out to several Hollywood stars, and while some accepted the offer, others rejected it, including Khloe Kardashian.
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Jennifer Lopez has continued to captivate her fans, whether it’s through her electrifying on-stage performances, her hit singles, or her remarkable roles in movies such as Selena and The Wedding Planner. And the singer-actress is now sharing her own journey to find love in the upcoming Prime Video original This Is Me…Now: A Love Story.  

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Jennifer Lopez in the music video for 'Can't Get Enough' from her upcoming album
Jennifer Lopez in Can’t Get Enough Music Video

The film features impressive cameos of multiple stars including Ben Affleck, Keke Palmer, Sofia Vergara, and Post Malone. However, the list could have had one more name that of Khloe Kardashian of the Kardashian-Jenner clan but she declined the offer to feature in Lopez’s upcoming film.

Jennifer Lopez Offered Khloe Kardashian a Role in Her Upcoming Film

Jennifer Lopez’s latest project, a deeply personal endeavor delving into her quest for love, faced unexpected challenges to share her quest for love in the upcoming film This is Me…Now: A Love Story. So she took the bold step to finance the project herself.

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A still from This is Me...Now: A Love Story
A still from This is Me…Now: A Love Story

She recalled calling her longtime partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas in the middle of the night to invest $20 million of her own money in the project, despite skepticism from some close associates. The actress also shared during her interview with Variety that skepticism also prevailed among the Hollywood celebrities she reached out to star in the movie.

She shared that while some accepted her offer, others rejected it, one of them being The Kardashians star Khloe Kardashian. Reflecting on her rejection, Lopez shared, “People are scared to put themselves out there.”

Khloe Kardashian (image via khloekardashian/Instagram)
Khloe Kardashian (Image via khloekardashian/Instagram)

Although she acknowledged her own fears and admitted that it took her a long time to adjust to this lifestyle, Lopez also shared that she chooses not to show it, saying, ” I’m scared. But I don’t act like I’m scared — that’s the secret to my whole fucking career.”

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If the socialite had accepted the role, it would have marked her first acting gig in nearly a decade, although all her previous roles involved portraying herself. The Kardashians star has not said anything about the offer or the potential role in Jennifer Lopez’s film yet.

Jennifer Lopez Opened up About the Financial Challenges

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Lopez, and her producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas opened up about the challenges they faced while financing the upcoming film This is Me…Now: A Love Story. However, despite setbacks and financial constraints, Lopez remained determined to bring her vision to life.

This is Me...Now: A Love Story
Jennifer Lopez in This is Me…Now: A Love Story

The singer-actress revealed that the film faced financial hurdles early on, leading to budget overruns and unexpected complications. “We did have financing, and then that fell out. They pulled out at the last minute,” she shared during the interview.

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She further shared, “We talked about whether or not I do this or I just go make two videos and go the normal route.” Many doubted the feasibility of the project, with some even questioning Lopez’s decision to pursue it without the backing of a major studio.

This is Me...Now: A Love Story
This is Me…Now: A Love Story

In a bold move, Lopez decided to self-finance her upcoming film, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to realizing the vision she had in mind. As per Variety, Amazon bought the film for an undisclosed amount after it was completed.

This is Me…Now: A Love Story is set to premiere on Prime Video on February 16, 2024.

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.