Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck twin in black at premiere of ‘This Is Me… Now: A Love Story’

Feb14,2024


Ben Affleck, left, and Jennifer Lopez arrive at the premiere of 'This Is Me... Now: A Love Story' on Tuesday

Ben Affleck, left, and Jennifer Lopez arrive at the premiere of 'This Is Me… Now: A Love Story' on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck attended the premiere of This Is Me…Now: A Love Story at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

Derek Hough, America Ferrera, Fat Joe and Xochitl Gomez were among the other celebrities who attended their red carpet debut on Tuesday. 'This Is Me…Now: A Love Story', is a musical and visual retelling of the actual events, and is the sequel to Lopez's 2002 album 'This Is Me…Then'.

The project, which included appearances from stars like Trevor Noah and Jane Fonda, was a long time coming for Lopez, who revealed in a press conference last week that her real-life love story with Affleck inspired her to complete it. Inspired for. “I was like, 'I don't write, I don't do this.' He was like, 'You do, you write, you direct, you produce, you choreograph, you do all that stuff. Start stepping into that, start owning a little bit of who you are. ,'” she recalled Affleck saying.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss

More than a year after rekindling their relationship, the couple got married in July 2022. They first dated for two years in the early 2000s and ended the relationship just days before their wedding in 2004. Director Dave Meyers commented at the press conference that her revived passion greatly influenced the direction of the film, and he specifically mentioned a scene in which she was working as a construction worker in a heart factory. People.

“Metaphorically speaking, it's true,” Meyers said. “It stemmed from her telling me the pain she was going through, especially the pain she went through when she first broke up with Ben. There was a lot of honesty shared in that first meeting was, and so the factory of the heart became a kind of Titanic-level meltdown, which was a metaphor for what she was giving me in terms of her truth.”

    Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez | Photo Credit: Mario Anzuoni

Lopez and Affleck also recently appeared together in a Super Bowl commercial, in which Affleck formed a boy band called the Dunkings with friend Matt Damon and New England Patriots icon Tom Brady. An extended version of the ad begins with the Oscar winner asking Lopez for help laying down some beats. “Do you have time today if I want to tell you something…?” He asked. As he fell behind, it became clear that his wife was not interested. He added, “I understand.” “Jane, you know, she's not the only one having this dream.”

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