She’s known as one of the sexiest women in the world, but that doesn’t mean Jennifer Lopez is okay with being taken advantage of.
We’re in the age of #metoo now, and celebrities are finally talking about the, at times, horrific, experiences they’ve had.
Everyday it seems as if multiple stories are coming out from people who have experienced sexual harassment, many of these being celebrities who had to deal with superiors trying to take advantage of them.
Jennifer Lopez, and others recently spoke about these experiences.
The Hollywood Reporter recently held their annual actress roundtable, in which Jennifer Lopez, Renée Zellweger, Laura Dern, Lupita Nyong’o, Awkwafina and Scarlett Johansson participated.
The inspiring women spoke about #metoo and the Time’s Up movement and how this has affected their industry.
The triple threat star of the recent movie Hustlers had a lot to say about how she dealt with men in the entertainment industry trying to take advantage of their position and asking her to do things she wasn’t comfortable with.
Jennifer was asked by a director to take her top off and shared her feelings on the encounter. “He wanted to see my boobs. I said, ‘no,’ I stood up for myself. But it was so funny because I remember being so panicked in the moment,” she explained.
She continued, “And by the way, there was a costume designer in the room with me. So there was another woman in the room and he says this and I said no.”
While she never shared the name of the director, she explained how she stood up for herself with a little bit of humor thrown in.
She said, “Luckily, a little bit of the Bronx came out, and I was like, ‘I don’t have to show you my — No. On the set, you see them.”
Jennifer continued, “That’s the thing, because if you give in, in that moment, all of a sudden that person is off and running, thinking they can do whatever they want. And because I put up a little boundary right there and said no, he laid off and then later on apologized. But the minute he walked out of the room the costume designer was like, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry that just happened.’”
Many within the entertainment industry have opened up about their experiences recently, and it’s becoming more and more common for people to say when they aren’t comfortable with something.
Jennifer is currently preparing for her performance at the Super Bowl halftime show. Political and racial problems have cast a dark cloud over the big show in which many people look forward to watching every year.
Rihanna was asked to perform and turned it down, however Jennifer Lopez and Shakira both accepted the offer and will be there in February 2020. No doubt it will be a show to remember!