Jennifer Lopez: "Filming Parker During Divorce was Like Therapy"

Jennifer Lopez: "Filming Parker During Divorce was Like Therapy"
Sat 02-02-2013

Jennifer Lopez was recently interviewed on "Extra's" by Mario Lopez in Las Vegas.

J.Lo revealed that playing her character in "Parker," a woman struggling through a painful divorce, hit close to home and felt a bit like therapy.

"The timing was crazy, because when they offered me the role, it hadn't happened," she explained. "So I was just thinking about the character and that she was at the worst time in her life. But, when we actually started shooting the film, I was in the worst time of my life… going through my own divorce."

Jennifer continued, "When you have kids and you go through something like that, you can't show them what you're going through, you know? So you have to be so strong all day… when you're working you have to be professional all day… but in front of the camera, I got to act like how I felt, so it was like therapy for me."

"It had been months where it was hard to get out of bed every day cause we separated in June, announced it in July."

"So by the end of the year, I was like, ‘it's time to go out and have a little bit of fun’… You know what I mean? It's time to start picking up the pieces and living your life, which is hard after something like that."

Discussing her exes, she explained, "The truth is those people that have been in my life are people that I cared about and cared about me… sometimes things don't work out. It's a sad thing, but you know what? You keep going and life is to be lived."