Maluma and Jennifer Lopez are the celebrities of Billboard‘s 2020 Latin Power Players issue, and whew, we’re nonetheless making an attempt to chill down from their horny picture unfold. Within the images, Lopez and Maluma give us their sultriest seems to be as they pose across the pool at LA’s historic Paramour Property, and within the accompanying interview, they discuss every part from their upcoming film collectively to the significance of representing their Latin id in music and movie.
Maluma and Lopez will likely be starring as Bastian and Kat, respectively, within the upcoming rom-com Marry Me, which facilities on Lopez’s character, who’s a pop star and finds out her fiancé (Maluma) has been dishonest on her along with her assistant. We not too long ago bought a peek at their characters of their “Pa Ti” and “Lonely” music movies, and whereas talking with Billboard, Lopez opened up concerning the catharsis of enjoying a pop star. “I used to be enjoying [a character] looking for somebody who understood her and accepted her for all of what her life was but in addition simply noticed her as an individual — like an actual lady, which is what I’m,” she stated. “Folks see you as this factor, this star. They neglect you are only a lady and wish to dwell and chortle and be regular.”
“I all the time felt that individuality is what made me completely different.”
Lopez additionally touched on the significance of Latin illustration in movie, saying, “It is not frequent. I have been doing films for 25 years now, and I’ve achieved 40-something films. There have been three to 4 films in my whole profession the place I’ve had Latino costars.” Marry Me marks Maluma’s first function movie, and he admitted the highway to reaching this wasn’t straightforward. “It has been tough to get into the American market, however folks like Jennifer — who has been working a very long time to get folks to know who we’re as a neighborhood — opened a number of doorways for lots of artists. I really feel grateful for Jennifer,” he stated.
For each Lopez and Maluma, it is essential to characterize their Latin id in every part they do, whether or not or not it’s music or films. “Everyone is aware of that I am a Puerto Rican lady from the Bronx. It is not one thing I ever tried to cover — or ever thought that I ought to cover — so I can get forward. I all the time felt that individuality is what made me completely different from each different actress that was on the market once I first began. I really feel it is the key to my success,” Lopez defined.
“We’re making historical past proper now as a Latin neighborhood, and I really feel very pleased with being a part of this huge, huge motion.”
The Colombian singer expressed comparable sentiments, saying, “I’ve a tattoo that claims ‘Medellín.’ I simply wish to be identified world wide as Colombian. Everyone is all the time saying, ‘When are you going to start out singing in English?’ Why am I going to do it if I am doing live shows in Romania, Israel, Morocco, the States, they usually’re singing in Spanish? I wish to carry my essence world wide and my essence is singing in Spanish.”
Along with the movie, Maluma and Lopez are additionally working collectively on the soundtrack for Marry Me, however in keeping with them, that is solely the start of their partnership. “I believe the J Lo-Maluma motion is simply beginning. After Marry Me, I believe issues are going to alter quite a bit,” Maluma stated. “We’re making historical past proper now as a Latin neighborhood, and I really feel very pleased with being a part of this huge, huge motion that we’re having proper now.” Lopez then added, “Perhaps we’ll do a tour collectively.” Um, sure please!
See Maluma and Lopez’s horny picture shoot forward, then head over to Billboard to learn their full interview.