Jennifer Lopez is Speaking Up Against Those that Have Labeled Her a Diva

Jennifer Lopez is Speaking Up Against Those that Have Labeled Her a Diva
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Jennifer Lopez isn't about that being called a diva life. 

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The 46-year-old is appearing on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter alongside Kirsten Dunst, Regina King, Julianna Margulies, Sarah Paulson, Kerry Washington, Constance Zimmer for their TV actress roundtable edition. Lopez spoke all about the double standards women in Hollywood face against men. 

"I've always been fascinated by how much more well-behaved we have to be than men," she said. "I got a moniker of being 'the diva,' which I never felt I deserved – which I don't deserve – because I've always been a hard worker, on time, doing what I'm supposed to do, and getting that label because you reach a certain amount of success."

Ms. Jenny from the Block has been in the business for over 20 years and she has done everything from singing to dancing, acting and much more but even with that she has still felt like she couldn't speak up whenever she had an opinion. 

"Sometimes I felt crippled to voice my opinion, especially because certain directors and the boys' club that they form can make you feel like, 'Oh, I can't say anything,'" she said. "I was always fascinated by how I could see [a man] being late or being belligerent to a crew and it being totally acceptable; meanwhile, I'd show up 15 minutes late and be berated. And you watch this happen over and over and over again. Like, we're not allowed to have certain opinions or even be passionate about something, or they’ll be like, 'God, she's really difficult.' It's like, 'Am I? Am I difficult because I care?'"

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J.Lo looks fabulous on the cover and we do agree with her that things need to change. Check out the cover of her latest issue below: 

 

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