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Jennifer Lopez Talks About Her Role as Selena

Jennifer Lopez on Her Selena Role: "Every Latin Actress in the World Was Trying to Get It"

One day after her hilarious Carpool Karaoke session with James Corden aired on The Late Late Show, Jennifer Lopez stopped by The View in New York City, where she talked about her NBC show Shades of Blue, her fitness selfies, and the movie role that catapulted her into superstardom: Selena.

"Every Latin actress in the world was trying to get it at the same time, and I just auditioned five or six times with a screen test," the singer and actress told the round table of female hosts (including Puerto Rican Sunny Hostin) on March 31 — the 11th anniversary of Tejano legend Selena Quintanilla's untimely death. Press play above to hear J Lo elaborate on the audition process, and then check out how you can re-create her stunning orange lip color this Spring.

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