Jennifer Lopez dazzled in cleavage-baring Elie Saab on Saturday at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards ceremony, where she was honored for her role in director Lorene Scafaria's "Hustlers."
Lopez was with "Extra's" Terri Seymour as the busiest woman in Hollywood gets ready in the midst of award season to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show on February 2.
"I'm a little sore right now — not gonna lie," J.Lo, 50, admitted. "Taking it day by day, trying to parcel out my time, flying back and forth from Miami to here on the weekends. Listen, I am not complaining — it's amazing to have to do that, to have to go to Super Bowl rehearsals, to have to come here for award shows. I'm fine, I'm fine."
So would she ever enlist her fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, for a Super Bowl commercial? She teased, "Maybe."
"We women banded together and every time we heard no — which was often — we pushed even harder, J.Lo said in her acceptance speech.
Lopez said she was thrilled to be recognized for her work in the female-powered "Hustlers," a big hit (over $100 million at the U.S. box office) that is also Certified Fresh at RottenTomatoes.com. "It feels amazing — amazing! This is a movie we made in 29 days," she said. "It wasn't a big-budget movie by any means. I didn't really get paid for it, but I believed in the material and I believed in the role and the people involved. We made what I think was a great movie, a great movie about women who are usually in the background. To tell stories that haven't been told in interesting and cool ways is exactly what I also dreamed of doing."
As we now know, J.Lo missed out being nominated for an Oscar for the first time when nominations were announced Monday morning, but she told Terri she wasn't obsessing anyway, saying, "I don't think about it."
With everything going so well for the superstar, she says she is just trying to live in the present. "Be in the moment, enjoy all of it. I feel like sometimes when things are going like this you kind of miss it, and I have done that before in my life, so I am trying to just be here and live in the most gratitude, enjoy the ride."