The latest romantic comedy to debut ahead of Valentine's Day features two Hollywood actors who certainly need no introduction! Marry Me, starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, certainly brings a lot of romance and tons of laughter to our screens. But apparently, it delivers some unexpected truths as well. In a recent virtual press conference, the two co-stars discussed their roles in the movie - which looks like they hit a little closer to home than we expected...
In the interview, the singer and actress opened up about her character, Kat, a music superstar who impulsively marries a total stranger named Charlie (played by Wilson) on stage in front of the world. The vulnerable moment comes after a meltdown Kat has after learning about her fiancé's affair, which happens just before their marriage ceremony that would stream across several platforms. Lopez shared that she felt she had a lot in common with her character, whose life in the public eye hasn't made her personal life very easy.
Discussing her take on playing the character, Lopez said: "I think the difficult part was the meta part, which was the idea of showing what it's really like inside my bedroom. When something goes wrong, and you suffer a heartbreak like this in front of the whole world, and the media goes to town on you to kind of unearth the story and understand it and poke fun at it." She also recalled sympathising with her character's feeling of not getting to "have a life like everybody else or love like everybody else," and how "[she] was able to bring a truth" to the character's emotional life that seemed so authentic.
Like his co-star, Owen Wilson mentioned he also found a few moments in the film to be quite relatable - such as Kat's "big leap of faith" when she marries Charlie. He explained that he took a similar shot in the dark when he decided to go into acting. "I think that believing that I could maybe have a career doing something creative, that's not the life that most people lead. So that was a leap of faith," he shared. But, like Owen's fans, we're definitely glad he took it! After all, what would the world of comedy be without the man who can crash a wedding like no other? Be sure to catch Marry Me when it hits theatres this Valentine's Day weekend!