Tribute.ca talked with Alex O’Loughlin and Jennifer Lopez about their movie, The Back-Up Plan. The sexy singer, dancer and actress Jennifer Lopez returns to the big screen two years after giving birth to her twins Max and Emme with (then) husband Marc Anthony. Lopez admits that she is lucky to work with handsome co-stars, and that being a mom to twins Max and Emme has changed her for the better.
Reporter: Congratulations, guys.
Jennifer: Thank you.
Alex: Thank you.
Reporter: The movie is so hilarious, but Jennifer, I have to say, that with your film career, you always get the hot co-stars. What’s up with that?
Jennifer: You know what? You know what … Some people are just lucky. [Laughs at Alex]
Reporter: And you’re one of them.
Jennifer: Yes, thank you.
Reporter: And when you guys first met. How did you know that it was going to click? Because in these romantic comedies, you need that chemistry.
Alex: Yeah, I mean you meet people … it’s like …. It’s like anything. You go to a bar. Then you go to a party, or whatever.
Jennifer: It was just like that. We went to a bar…
Alex: It was just like that. We went to a bar and got hammered. No. You know, when you meet people and you’re either like, … you’re either like, “Next” or whatever. Or you’re bored, or you’re like, I’m not really. Or you’re like, “Oh, you’re funny”. Or you’re right…
Jennifer: Or, “You’re cool”.
Alex: “You’re cool”
Jennifer: “I like this. This can work.”
Alex: Yeah, that’s when we met. And you’re like, either there could possibly be a friendship there, or there’s not. We did, you know. We were buds and we were like … we were laughing at each other in no time. We both had a sense of humour. And we were both kind of looking for…..
…. and the other thing was, that we talked about the movie. I remember you being very clear with me about the …. How you felt about the script. And how you … your artistic vision. And your … you know the arc of Zoe and Stan. And I was like, “Right on”. And that was how I saw it too. So, that was really important.
Reporter: That’s great. And Jennifer, you know, big-screen come back for you. I can just imagine how this rang true to you on so many levels.
Jennifer: Absolutely. I mean, you know, having just gone through a pregnancy myself, and then for this movie. It was almost like perfect timing. It was just spot-on. And for me to play this character. And it really helped me. It really did. I mean emotionally and physically, how it felt, was so fresh in my mind.
Reporter: Was it kind of strange getting back into that again? What kind of cravings did you have? Or … when you were pregnant?
Reporter: Did you crave … any crazy cravings, like Zoe, did?
Jennifer: Oh, um …. No, Zoe had enough cravings, I think, for about 5 pregnant women.
Jennifer: I didn’t really have a lot of cravings.
Reporter: Oh, no. Okay. Lucky you.
Alex: I’ve heard of stories of where women crave. Like … like the weirdest… like, I want a veal schnitzel right now! Covered in peanut butter and like …
Alex: … Like glucose syrup.
Jennifer: Yeah. I think some people just use it as an excuse to really pig-out.
Alex: Just to be disgusting.
Jennifer: Just be like, “I’m just gonna EAT. This is my opportunity. I waited for this my whole life”. But I wasn’t one of them.
Alex: Because men do that anyway. I mean … It must be so difficult to be a woman sometimes …
Jennifer: Thanks for the acknowledgement.
Alex: … because men are just like, “I want a veal schnitzel, with glucose syrup”
Alex: But women don’t get, like … it’s … its’… you know. You guys don’t feel free to do that.
Reporter: And Alex, any … you know, Jennifer has got two beautiful twins. Did this give you baby fever at all?
Alex: Maybe … I’d love to… You know, I am a father. I am a father of one son …
Alex: … who’s the …. centre of my everything. And I would love to have … more, you know. He’s 12, you know. And he’s … he’s so … Yeah, I’d love to …. If the time was right. You know and if I met the right person, I’d totally be up to have, you know, a little footy team. You know, take them around … buy a minivan
Alex: You know. But, yeah, I’m not quite there.
Reporter: Jennifer, for you. What’s the best thing that’s changed since becoming a mom?
Jennifer: The thing that’s changed since becoming a mom? I mean the best thing, … it’s just better. My life is better. You know, everything about it. I mean, it’s harder. ‘Cos it’s more challenging. But it’s everything is just so much more complete.
Reporter: Excellent. Congratulations guys.
Alex: Thank you.
Jennifer: Thank you.
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