Jennifer Lopez doesn’t mind having all eyes on her.
The 47-year-old actress-musician-entrepreneur is one of five leading ladies in pop culture to grace the cover of W’s March 2017 issue, where she candidly reveals why she’s more comfortable in her own skin these days.
It's here! @Donatella_Versace, @JLo, @TarajiPHenson, @JessicaChastain and #KateMoss are our March 2017 cover stars. In light of political turmoil around the world where women's and immigrants' rights are under siege, an issue celebrating powerful women and diversity could not be more timely. In exclusive interviews, these rule-breakers reflect on how they have reached the top of their fields by transcending conventional notions of femininity; they come from diverse backgrounds but share the drive to “own” who they are. Photo by @MertAlas and @MacPiggott, styled by @Edward_Enninful, creative direction by @MarcAscoli.
“I never appreciated my body or my looks when I was in my 20s,” Lopez said. “Now I’m like, Look at me! Look at you! Not in a conceited or arrogant way — I just appreciate myself in a way I didn’t when I was that age. And it’s not about perfection. I like the scars that I have.”
The star of NBC cop drama “Shades of Blue” may have also been talking literally. When she’s not in front of cameras, Lopez is performing in Las Vegas for her residency, which is booked through the fall. Lopez has the battle scars to prove it.
“My knees are so bruised all the time, from my shows,” said Lopez. “I think, I am going to have all this scar tissue. But then I’ll be like, ‘This is from all the shows I did — when I used to slide across the stage and everybody went ‘Aaaah!’”
Lopez’s confidence may also attribute to how she approaches her love life, too. It’s been rumored she’s dating 30-year-old Canadian rapper Drake after the duo posted an intimate photo of themselves cozied up to each other on Instagram.
Lopez’s next bold move? W Magazine is reporting she’s developing an HBO project where she’ll star in as the late Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco.