“Enough to make me feel uncomfortable”: Jennifer Lopez Felt Awful Stripping For Jason Statham in Their $48 Million Movie ‘Parker’

"Enough to make me feel uncomfortable": Jennifer Lopez Felt Awful Stripping For Jason Statham in Their $48 Million Movie 'Parker'

The term “aging like fine wine” could probably have been coined keeping actor-singer Jennifer Lopez in mind. The 53-year-old star is still causing hearts to flutter after almost 35 years in show business. Whether it is fashion, dance, music, or films, The Jenny from the Block singer has constantly reinvented herself in each decade. One of the reasons for Lopez’s success is the confidence she had in her body and carriage that allowed her to experiment with bold looks on and off-screen. But even a courageous and successful artist like Jennifer Lopez had moments that made her human and vulnerable. The actor in a decade-old interview spoke about the discomfort she had when filming a particular scene with an action superstar whose name also started with a J.

Jennifer Lopez
Actor-Singer Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez Shared An Uncomfortable Scene With Jason Statham


In 2013, Hollywood actors Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham were cast together in the movie Parker, a story of a thief and a real estate agent who form an unlikely alliance. The slick action thriller received praise from audiences and critics with the Lopez-Statham chemistry also being lauded. But Jennifer Lopez admitted in an interview during the promotion of the film that some portions were uncomfortable for her to shoot. Speaking about a scene in which she had to strip down in front of her co-star, the Enough star said,

I was terrified. My heart was beating out of my chest. You do – you get so nervous and he’s sitting there. I’m like, ‘This is so weird,’ But… I knew it was part of the script and we talked about how far we would go and, ‘Is he gonna make me take everything off?’

Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham in Parker

Lopez added that scenes of this nature required a great deal of time to prepare as it involved revealing one’s body to not just a co-star in front, but to a whole crew on the sets. The singer confessed that she treated herself to a hamburger after the shot was successful.

Jennifer Lopez Always Supported Ben Affleck


The promotion of Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham’s film Parker was at a time when Lopez had broken up with actor Ben Affleck. But the star only had words of praise for her ex-boyfriend who had won Best Director at the Golden Globes in 2013 for his film Argo. Speaking on Affleck’s win, the Maid In Manhattan star said,

I was so happy for him. We went through a rough time at a certain point and it was like we couldn’t get a break and now to see him be successful and getting what he deserves for what he did made me feel really good,”

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck will star together in Unstoppable

Jennifer Lopez also expressed her surprise at Affleck being excluded from the Oscar nominations for Best Director that year, which many felt was a glaring miss on the part of the Academy. Now, 10 years later, the two former lovers are reunited and married after a whirlwind courtship and are all set to collaborate in a film together after Gigli, almost 20 years ago. Unstoppable which will be produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Artists’ Equity, will see Lopez sharing screen space with Affleck in an inspirational sports drama.

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