This is a documentary by Jennifer Lopez, and she can cry if she wants; Especially when it comes to his brilliant Oscar snub for his performance in “Hustlers.”
The first trailer for the music superstar’s upcoming Netflix documentary “Jennifer Lopez: Halftime” is here, giving fans a glimpse into the blood, sweat, and tears behind her legendary career — and, yes, even Benifer too.
Directed by Amanda Mitchell, “Halftime” chronicles Lopez during a pivotal moment in her career, as she “reflects on her milestones and growth as an artist, and spends the second half of her career entertaining, empowering and continues to inspire,” according to the official description of the film on Netflix.
However, one milestone that has continued to elude her is the Oscar trophy, as Lopez remarks about struggling “to listen, to see, to be taken seriously” in an industry that has has disappointed him constantly.
Despite immense critical acclaim, she famously failed to receive an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the crime drama directed by Lorraine Scafaria.
“It was difficult. I had very low self-esteem,” an emotional Lopez says in a voiceover as the trailer shows her crying while looking at her phone in bed. “I really had to figure out who I was. was and was to be believed, and not to believe in anything else.”
Later, in the trailer, she adds, “I don’t do this for an award. No, I do this to connect with people and make them feel something because I want to feel something.”
The multi-hyphenate entertainer previously described the snub as “a bit of a letdown”, given the hype surrounding her performance, which still managed to garner nominations at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards. .
“You realize you want people’s recognition. You want people to say you did a good job, and I realized, no, you don’t need to,” she said during a meeting with Oprah Winfrey in 2020 “You do it because you love it. I don’t need this award to tell me I’m good enough.”
Elsewhere in the trailer, Ben Affleck, who is now engaged to Lopez 20 years after their romance that first took the world by storm, makes an appearance to comment on how unfairly he is in the press. has disconnected.
“I told her once, ‘Don’t it bother you?'” Affleck recalled after a clip of Billy Bush asking him about Lopez’s famous posterior plays. “And he said, ‘I expected that.'”
“Halftime” promises to give viewers “an intimate glimpse behind the scenes of what makes Jennifer Lopez the icon that makes Jennifer Lopez the icon she’s seen on stage around the world, from her Super Bowl halftime show, most recently.” Makes the icon for the presidential inauguration,” according to the official logline.
The film will make its world premiere on June 8 as the opening night selection for the Tribeca Festival, before moving to the streaming service, where it will debut globally on June 14.
Watch the official trailer below.