Jennifer Lopez Interview: Why I Love My Role In ‘Parker’

Jennifer Lopez talked frankly about why she's thrilled to be starring in the new Jason Statham action film, Parker. spoke to the beauty on the red carpet at the exciting NYC premiere of Parker. Jennifer Lopez is a must-see in the edgy new Jason Statham thriller Parker, opening tomorrow, Jan. 25. She looked stunning on the red carpet, wearing a strapless ivory Lanvin dress, at the film's premier sponsored by The Cinema Society with L'Oreal Paris and Appleton Estate.

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Jennifer is fantastic as Leslie, a gutsy but down-on-her-luck divorcee living in Palm Beach and trying to make a living — not so successfully — as a real estate agent.

Life is challenging for Leslie until Parker (Jason Statham) a smart, hunky professional thief who kills bad guys and protects good guys…and girls, enters her life.

Parker: A Twisty, Turny Action Movie

Jennifer, who just finished her 55-date Dance Again world tour, told exclusively that she loved that the film wasn’t “typical” and that it read like a “crazy, twisty, turny action movie.”

She explained to us that renowned director Taylor Hackford called her at home and told her that he wanted the part of her that “never gives up.”

“Leslie is at the worst moment of her life,” J Lo explained. And anyone who knows Jennifer Lopez knows that she personally has that same admirable quality — she NEVER gives up!

J Lo Picked Herself Back Up In Her Personal Life

That’s exactly why she named her tour, the “Dance Again” tour, because she was so determined to “live, love and dance again” after her split from husband, Marc Anthony.

Jennifer’s warm and empathetic portrayal of Leslie will have you totally rooting for her as she and Jason Statham take you on a tense, seat-of-your-pants ride in Parker.

Watch our exclusive interview with gorgeous, down-to-earth Jennifer below and then hightail it to see Parker this weekend!

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