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Does Jennifer Lopez Want To Be The Next Batman?

By Jeff Mazzeo

Jennifer Lopez has done everything in her career but is there a dream role that has eluded her so far?

The star has had a wide range of parts from her iconic role as Selena to a stripper ringleader in "Hustlers" but Lopez has never played a superhero.

Lopez participated in Variety's "Actors On Actors" series where she sat down with Robert Pattinson for an interview. It was announced that Pattinson will be the next actor to take on the role of Batman and it seems like J. Lo. is a little jealous.

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She Wants To Put On The Cape


"Why 'Batman'? " Lopez asked Pattinson during their extensive interview.

"With 'Batman,' there was something — I was very focused on it. It kept coming back into my head," Robert told Jennifer who quickly asked if the 33-year-old "sought out" the part.

Robert replied, "Well, not sought it out directly. But I was interested in it. I don’t know what it is, which happened inside of me, but I was like, “I kind of want to do it.” I like doing something which an audience doesn’t know that it wants, and try to get it out of them: “Oh yeah, you want to play Batman." Pattinson continued, "Let me tell you something. Whenever I see that little action figure, I still haven’t really got my head around it yet."

J. Lo. then gave her opinion about how he will do as the caped crusader. "I think you’d be a great Batman. An awesome Batman." That's when Robert put the idea in her head.

"You would be as well," he told Lopez after her compliment. "I could be Batman. Why not? I think as an actor, it would be fun to explore," Lopez replied.

Rob As Bruce Wayne


In May of 2019, it was announced that Rob would take on the iconic role of Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, Batman. The movie is being made by filmmaker, Matt Reeves and is scheduled for a 2021 release. The film has been racking up names of celebrities that are taking part in the production, including Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Andy Serkis, and Jeffrey Wright.

Even though the interview between Rob and Jenny took a batty turn, he is actually promoting his new project, "The Lighthouse."

"So 'The Lighthouse' — incredible performance and a transformation for you. When you read the script, what was it about it that made you think, 'Yeah, this is the next one I’m going to do' — because it’s risky?" Lopez asked the young actor.

"I mean probably the same thing that appealed to you about 'Hustlers,'" Rob replied. "You’re thinking, 'Oh, I can be a stripper.' I’m like, 'Get to have sex with a mermaid, and constantly naked. I have a cool mustache.' I love finding something where I have absolutely no idea how to do it. I don’t approach parts if there’s something relatable. If I was going after parts which seem somehow relatable to my real self, I would be consistently playing chronically insecure losers."

Oh, Robert. your self-depreciation is one of the reasons we love you.

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