Maluma and J Lo Talk about Their Rom-Com and the Significance of Representing Their Latin Identification

Maluma and Jennifer Lopez are the celebs of Billboard’s 2020 Latin Energy Gamers concern, and whew, we’re nonetheless making an attempt to chill down from their horny photograph unfold. Within the images, Lopez and Maluma give us their sultriest appears to be like as they pose across the pool at LA’s historic Paramour Property, and within the accompanying interview, they discuss the whole lot from their upcoming film collectively to the significance of representing their Latin id in music and movie.
Maluma and Lopez will probably be starring as Bastian and Kat, respectively, within the upcoming rom-com Marry Me, which facilities on Lopez’s character, who’s a pop star and finds out her fiancé (Maluma) has been dishonest on her along with her assistant. We just lately received a peek at their characters of their “Pa Ti” and “Lonely” music movies, and whereas talking with Billboard, Lopez opened up concerning the catharsis of enjoying a pop star. “I used to be enjoying [a character] looking for somebody who understood her and accepted her for all of what her life was but in addition simply noticed her as an individual – like an actual lady, which is what I’m,” she mentioned. “Folks see you as this factor, this star. They overlook you are only a lady and wish to dwell and giggle and be regular.”
“I all the time felt that individuality is what made me totally different.”
Lopez additionally touched on the significance of Latin illustration in movie, saying, “It isn’t frequent. I have been doing films for 25 years now, and I’ve performed 40-something films. There have been three to 4 films in my whole profession the place I’ve had Latino costars.” Marry Me marks Maluma’s first characteristic movie, and he admitted the highway to reaching this wasn’t simple. “It has been tough to get into the American market, however individuals like Jennifer – who has been working a very long time to get individuals to grasp who we’re as a neighborhood – opened lots of doorways for lots of artists. I really feel grateful for Jennifer,” he mentioned.
For each Lopez and Maluma, it is necessary to symbolize their Latin id in the whole lot they do, whether or not or not it’s music or films. “All people is aware of that I am a Puerto Rican lady from the Bronx. It isn’t one thing I ever tried to cover – or ever thought that I ought to conceal – so I can get forward. I all the time felt that individuality is what made me totally different from each different actress that was on the market once I first began. I really feel it is the key to my success,” Lopez defined.
“We’re making historical past proper now as a Latin neighborhood, and I really feel very pleased with being a part of this massive, massive motion.”
The Colombian singer expressed comparable sentiments, saying, “I’ve a tattoo that claims ‘Medellín.’ I simply wish to be identified around the globe as Colombian. All people is all the time saying, ‘When are you going to begin singing in English?’ Why am I going to do it if I am doing concert events in Romania, Israel, Morocco, the States, they usually’re singing in Spanish? I wish to deliver my essence around the globe and my essence is singing in Spanish.”
Along with the movie, Maluma and Lopez are additionally working collectively on the soundtrack for Marry Me, however based on them, that is solely the start of their partnership. “I believe the J Lo-Maluma motion is simply beginning. After Marry Me, I believe issues are going to alter loads,” Maluma mentioned. “We’re making historical past proper now as a Latin neighborhood, and I really feel very pleased with being a part of this massive, massive motion that we’re having proper now.” Lopez then added, “Possibly we’ll do a tour collectively.” Um, sure please!
See Maluma and Lopez’s horny photograph shoot forward, then head over to Billboard to learn their full interview.


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