Lopez addressed the crowd during a screening of The Mother on Thursday at The Whitby Hotel in New York City, speaking about real-life parenthood.
Jennifer Lopez claims that she become a “better mother” while working on her new project.
The actress and singer got personal with the audience during a screening of The Mother on Thursday at The Whitby Hotel in New York City, remarking about what the Netflix film means to her as a real-life mother.
“I think there are some beautiful themes in here about what it is to be a mother, what it is to want to protect something with your entire life, as we do with our children,” Lopez, 53, told the Niki Caro-directed action-drama film’s audience, which also included Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, and Gael Garca Bernal.
Lopez, who wore a thin black gown for the evening, claimed she became a “better mother” from this fresh viewpoint working with Lucy Gaez, who portrays her daughter in the film, and spoke about the “cathartic” shooting experience and how it linked to her own life with teens.
“It was a great experience to have her mouthing off to me on the set and then go home and have the same experience at home,” she quipped, before becoming more serious: “But it was really a kind of growing experience for me.”
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Continued “I honestly believe that I became a better mother as a result of this film,” Lopez says. Because it made me really think about my kid and what I wanted them to know, what I wanted them to learn, and who I wanted to be to them.”
“And what it meant to truly be Mom to little adults, not babies,” she continued.
Lopez, who is married to Ben Affleck, has twins Maximilian “Max” David and Emme Maribel, 15 years old, with ex-husband Marc Anthony.
The multi-hyphenate actor portrays an assassin who emerges from hiding to safeguard the daughter she was forced to leave behind due to her perilous career.
“I’m a murderer. “But I’m also a mother,” Lopez adds in the suspenseful teaser. “And I will die protecting her.”
During her interview on Today with Hoda Kotb on Wednesday, the Bronx, New York, native discussed real-life parenting, telling the latter about witnessing her children grow up in a “different way” than she did.
“They’re growing up.” They are putting everything in life to the test. And these youngsters have so much knowledge — so much more than we had — that they’re thinking and talking about life differently than I did when I was 15 or 16,” the Hustlers actor remarked.
Lopez concurred when Kotb, 58, remarked that she and Lopez “followed the rules” growing up, adding, “Yes! Neither do they!”
“They’re questioning everything, which is great for our world.” To be honest, I believe they will transform the world. And do it much better than we did,” she continued.
The Mother will be available on Netflix on May 12.