Jennifer Lopez thinks it’s “still challenging” for women to have a “meaty role” in movies.
The 47-year-old singer who played the role of singer Selena in ‘Selena’, She portrayed the rise and murder of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Perez in the biopic.
Talking about Selena, which completed 20 years since its release on March 21, 1997, she said,
“Selena was a meaty role, but it was few and far between, especially for Latinos to have a role like that.”
“I think it’s still challenging for women, especially being Latina. Thinking about Selena 20 years ago and to have a role like that, I was very lucky. I was very fortunate. But it’s still a struggle for women,” she added.
“At this point, you have to create your own opportunities and I think that’s why I got so much more into producing and taking into our own hands as an artist,” she said.