The singer/actress, who is now a judge on TV talent show American Idol, hasn’t had a lot of luck of late with Hollywood – but her Monster-in-Law co-star Fonda insists that’s because she hasn’t been offered the right role.
In a blog posting following Monday’s (07Feb11) Chateau Marmont pre-Oscars party, which Lopez co-hosted with Mick Jagger, movie veteran Fonda writes, “I had an opportunity to tell Jennifer how incredible I thought she was in the film she did several years ago with her husband, Mark Anthony, El Cantante.
“I missed it when it came out but (boyfriend) Richard and I watched it the other night. She is as fine as I’ve ever seen her. Her considerable acting talent in full force as a tough, sexy (gorgeous) Puerto Rican woman, the partner of the Puerto Rican singing idol, Hector Lavoe, played well by Mark Anthony.
“She blew my mind in the role. If I was still producing, I’d find a project for her with a role that allowed her to play this sort of character.”