Jennifer Lopez is counting down the days until she takes the “American Idol” stage, where she will not only perform but also coach the contestants.
“Extra” was with J Lo and her main man, Marc Anthony, at the ShoWest Film Convention in Las Vegas where the two unveiled “El Cantante,” a film about a man who led the salsa movement to the U.S. The pair also spilled a few “Idol” secrets.
Jerry Penacoli: Are you excited about doing [“Idol”]?
Jennifer Lopez: Yes, I’m very excited. I watched it last night. I have a couple of favorites.
JP: What are you going to sing?
JL: I want to sing one of my Spanish songs. I think they’re doing a Latin album theme night.
JP: So tell me more about “El Cantante” and working with Marc.
JL: Marc was always on the project four or five years ago. Because I knew he was the person to play the role. We never expect to be married when we finally shot the movie.
JP: You guys are so in love. It’s so evident.
Marc Anthony: Dude, she’s cute, man.
JP: She’s cute. When are you going to have the little ones, calling you “mommy” and “poppy?”
MA: You’re going to hear from me first.
JP: Loud from the heavens?
MA: And it’s going to be in handcuffs because I ran down the street screaming like a mad man.
JP: In your new album, Jennifer, you sing about infidelity and betrayal, but you say it’s not autobiographical?
JL: When I got married three years ago, I just took some time to quiet everything down, and my heart led me to the projects that were important to me.
JP: And Marc, you not only produced the album, you were a backup singer too, right?
MA: She got me for cheap!
JL: For nothing!
MA: I’m still trying to figure that one out. She got me cheap, man!
JP: I understand he's doing an English album, and he's going to get you to do backup on that one.
JL: Probably. I don’t know, and I’d do it for free.