Jennifer Lopez Talks Movies & Matthew McConaughey in Para Todos April 2014

Posted Wednesday April 2, 2014 2:13 PM GMT

Taking time away from the judges panel of "American Idol," Jennifer Lopez garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the April 2014 issue of Para Todos magazine.

While rocking a few poses for the Tony Duran photo shoot, the "Jenny From The Block" songstress opened up about everything from her roles in "Selena" and "Maid in Manhattan" to working with Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey in "The Wedding Planner."

Check out a few highlights from Miss Lopez's interview below. For more, be sure to visit Para Todos!

On "Selena":
"[Playing Selena] was life-changing for me. I got to immerse myself in her life, got to know her family, her home, her culture... every part of her story. It was a special time in my life both professionally and personally. Playing her not only opened doors for me in the film world, but it inspired me to start my own music career. In a lot of ways, I wouldn't be where i am today if I hadn't had that experience."

On Matthew:
"It was great working with Matthew. [I'm] so proud of what he's accomplished over the last few years and I have fond memories on set."

On "Maid in Manhattan":
"My favorite part of 'Maid in Manhattan' was being able to return to the Bronx and shoot a movie in the neighborhood where I grew up."

Photo Credit: Tony Duran for Para Todos

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