Jennifer Lopez Selena
Jennifer Lopez Selena

Jennifer Lopez Remembers Breaking Barriers in Playing Selena

Jennifer Lopez hopes that her proudest moment as an actress is still to come, but she has one role in particular that she notes as a “turning point” for her career.

Jennifer Lopez, speaking to Felicity Huffman at Variety and PBS’ “Actors on Actors,” remembered when she played Selena in the 1997 musical biographical drama, the role that saw her break through as an actress. She broke barriers, she recalled, especially in what she was paid for the movie — a high mark for a Latin actress at the time.

The entire interview can be watched when the two-part fourth-season premiere of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” airs June 12 and June 19 on PBS SoCal. Presented by Shopbop/East Dane, the episodes will also be available to stream on Variety.com.

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