Jersey Girl Director Defends J.LO Against 'Misquoted' Article
JERSEY GIRL director KEVIN SMITH has hit back at claims he has re-edited his upcoming movie to reduce JENNIFER LOPEZ's time on-screen in the wake of flop flick GIGLI.
Smith - who is a longtime pal of J.LO's fiance BEN AFFLECK - is furious after he agreed to do an interview with the NEW YORK POST and journalist LAURA HOLSEN ran a story claiming he was worried by the lack of sexual chemistry between the real-life lovers.
Smith fumes, "This is the part of the article with which I take issue the most (and why IÂll never talk to another journalist who doesnÂt utilize some form of recording device other than a pen and paper again). I neverÂ neverÂ said, implied, or inferred anything regarding a lack of chemistry between Ben and Jen.
"Maybe IÂm deluded and biased, but IÂm the only motherf***er out there in the press whoÂs been maintaining they have great chemistry since day one."
Smith went on to concede that distributor MIRAMAX has decided to play down Lopez's part - which is little more than an extended cameo anyway - and will be concentrating on Affleck and his child co-star RAQUEL CASTRO as a selling point.19/08/2003 09:07