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In ‘Marry Me’ Jennifer Lopez Returns To Romantic Comedies, The Genre That Made Her A Star

By News Creatives Authors , in Business , at November 18, 2021


Jennifer Lopez is returning to romantic comedies — the movie genre that defined her acting career and made her an on-screen superstar — for the first time in a decade, with the release of Marry Me, the trailer for which was released Thursday.

Key Facts

In the ultra-meta Marry Me, Lopez portrays a superstar singer who is set to get married live on stage to another pop star, played by Maluma, but learns he is cheating on her, and instead weds an unassuming stranger from the audience, who is played by Owen Wilson. 

The movie is set to be released on February 14, 2022. 

That won’t be her only rom-com next year: Lopez will also star in Shotgun Wedding, an action-romance flick co-starring Josh Duhamel, who replaced Armie Hammer after sexual assault allegations were leveled against Hammer earlier this year. 

Marry Me features original music from Lopez and Maluma, who released the song “Pa Ti” together last year. 


Lopez’s pop-star status isn’t the only thing she shares with her Marry Me character. Lopez was engaged to A-Lister Alex Rodriguez and were together for four years until rumors swirled that he allegedly cheated on her, according to Page Six. The two announced their split in April, and Lopez quickly moved on to a new relationship, though her new beau isn’t an average Joe. She and Ben Affleck rekindled their long-dormant relationship that same month. 

Key Background

Lopez ranked 56 on Forbes’ 2020 list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities, raking in $47.5 million. The “On The Floor” singer made a name for herself as a leading lady during the rom-com craze of the early 2000s, starring in beloved films like Maid in Manhattan, The Wedding Planner and Monster-In-Law. Her last role in the genre was 2012’s What To Expect When You’re Expecting, a celebrity-stacked movie that also starred Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick, Dennis Quaid and Chris Rock. Though she hasn’t starred in a rom-com in a decade, she’s kept up acting. In the last 10 years she’s voiced characters in animated films like Ice Age: Continental Drift and led the 2018 comedy Second Act. In 2019 she starred in the critically-acclaimed drama Hustlers alongside Constance Wu, a role many expected would land Lopez her first Academy Award nomination, though she ultimately only received a Golden Globe nomination. 

Further Reading

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