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Say What? J Lo Relates to Sonia Sotomayor


"(Sonia Sotomayor) didn’t realize what she was going to symbolize. And it’s always scary to be thrown into it — that’s what I felt like when I did Selena . . . And so she was in that moment of her life where it’s just like, What the hell? Everybody’s clapping for me. People are writing about me, talking about me, I’m on TV. She was just a judge in New York."

— In the latest issue of Elle, Jennifer Lopez discusses hosting a dinner for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Sounds like Jenny from the Block had some advice to offer Sotomayor.

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jaan_black jaan_black 7 years
she's a leo, she can't help being self absorbed lol...Leo's rock ;)....but comparing herself to someone of importance is absurd
MidCal MidCal 7 years
the fact that she was comparing her "situation" with that of another (now) famous latina, if anything, sheds some light on how JLo sees herself. Sonia is and was not "just" a judge - she was actually making a difference and effecting change in the world (whether one agrees with her politics or not), and she did not go into her career hoping to be famous, so the moment when she became a household name must've been a real surprise for her. JLo, however, is just an entertainer, a mediocre one at best, and had every hope that playing Selena would make her a household name. No surprise there, except perhaps for the fact that her lack of talent makes it undeserved.
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 7 years
You know I'm gonna agree that she's barely even relevant now, but I can also see what she's talking about. Can you imagine taking an ICON and making it your first real role to play? she would get so much praise and scrutiny. I saw that event she hosted and it was lovely. and Yeah Sonia Sotomayor is now a house hold name. and it may be a slight stretch but they were both shoved into the spotlight really suddenly, and I think only someone who has experienced it would be able to relate.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
Whether or not this quote is taken out of context...J Lo is still obnoxious!
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
Oh, come on! She's not comparing herself with Sotomayer's accomplishments, just the sudden thrust of attention that comes with fame, regardless of how you get there. And if you act, you want an Oscar. There's nothing new there.
cdelaney cdelaney 7 years
She's really narcissistic and self-absorbed. She isn't relevant anymore as an actress or "singer." What a diva.
tpage tpage 7 years
Wow! Coupled with her Oscar comments I'm beginning to wonder if JLO has any filter. At the very least she may want to consider firing her PR people. All of the excerpts from this interview make her sound like a dense, entitled brat. She's already bordering on irrelevant and these comments certainly can't help.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
JLo is laughable.
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