Jennifer Lopez has refused to quit her singing career - even though studio
bosses believe she has the potential to be the next Meryl Streep if she
concentrated solely on acting.
The JENNY FROM THE BLOCK beauty has no regrets about starring in box
office flop Gigli alongside former fiance Ben Affleck, because she insists on
being true to herself and would feel fake following in the OUT OF AFRICA star's
The 35-year-old says, "I've done movies that are not great and are
successful. I've done movies that are great and are not successful. The movie
business is very unpredictable.
"I don't have any regrets at all. I think there are some great scenes in
that movie. And it didn't get a fair chance. I've had studio heads who believe
in me say, 'Just be an actress, you're an incredible actress, you can be Meryl
I say, 'I've got to be me.'
"I can't stop singing so people take me seriously as an actress. I'm an
actress. You either take me seriously or you don't. I'm sorry if people think I
do too many things. But I would be miserable if I couldn't do all of these
things. I just
have to be me."