Jennifer Lopez and the staff behind “The Mother” are already desirous about a sequel.
“I think it would be ‘The Daughter,’” Lopez informed me Wednesday evening on the premiere of the brand new Netflix motion thriller.
In the movie, Lopez performs a former murderer who’s pulled again into her lethal work when her 12-year-old daughter’s (Lucy Paez) life is put at risk.
Paez agreed. “The sequel will definitely be ‘The Daughter,’” the younger actor mentioned.
Not solely does Lopez’s character kill at the least a pair dozen males within the film, however the actor’s spectacular stunt work additionally consists of motorbike chases and gunfights whereas using a snowmobile. “I was achy, but not hurt,” Lopez mentioned. “I don’t think I’ve ever done an action movie like this. I do a lot of my own stunts because I’m athletic. But I have kids so I’m not going to risk anything.”
In truth, Lopez mentioned she was looking for everybody’s security whereas filming. “I’m more skittish than anyone on the set,” she defined. “Even with the baby cub wolves, I was like, ‘Let’s be careful. I don’t want anyone getting bit. I don’t want anyone getting hurt.’ That’s something I just don’t mess around with. Safety comes first.”
That mentioned, there wasn’t a lot Lopez wouldn’t do, in line with director Niki Caro. “It’s amazing to watch her because the first time she does something, it goes into her muscle memory,” Caro mentioned. “And then she can just do it over and over and over again.”
The director then recalled considered one of her first conferences with Lopez. “I said to her, ‘Can you run?’” Caro mentioned, laughing. “She looked at me and was like, ‘What do you mean can I run?’ I didn’t know.”
I joke with Lopez that the movie looks like an audition for her to play James Bond. “Are they considering a woman for James Bond?” she replied. “That would be hilarious. We could do anything.”
Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions accomplice Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas recalled dwelling collectively once they have been on location in distant Canada woods. “I was really scared because she caught me eating carbs,” Goldsmith-Thomas mentioned. “She didn’t eat any carbs. I was like, ‘Me, too! Solidarity!’ But then I snuck some Cheetos. She was a beast. I don’t know if she was in better shape for this or ‘Hustlers,’ but she was a beast.”
Fitness coach Tracy Anderson, creator of the Tracy Anderson Method, has labored with Lopez for a few years. “She’s somebody that I absolutely refuse to take credit for. There are many people where I’m like, ‘Look, I really worked hard on this person, and I deserve the credit,’” Anderson mentioned. “But she’s really not one of them because she is genetically extraordinary. If someone could graduate with the highest honors in physical literacy, she would be like summa cum laude. She knows her body so well.”