In a new trailer for her documentary with Netflix, Jennifer Lopez opened up about being snubbed for the “Best Supporting Actress” nomination for the 2020 Oscars.
In a video clip from the documentary, Jennifer Lopez is seen crying in bed after she was snubbed by the Academy for her critically-acclaimed role in the film “Hustlers.”
‘It was hard. I just had very low self-esteem. I had to really figure out who I was and believe in that and not believe in anything else,’ she said in a voiceover.
The singer was expected to join Lauren Dern, Kathy Bates, Margot Robbie, Scarlett Johansson, and Florence Pugh for the 2020 Oscar Nom. Dern later won the Academy Award for her role in “Marriage Story.”
Her new documentary with Netflix shows behind-the-scenes footage of Lopez preparing for the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Shakira and her performance during President Joe Biden’s 2021 inauguration while reflecting on her decades-long career as a singer, actress, and mogul.
It is expected to release internationally on June 14 but will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 8.
The documentary was announced in February after Lopez signed a multi-year deal with the platform with her company, Nuyorican Productions last year.
As reported by the New York Post, Lopez previously spoke about the criticism and struggles she faced throughout her career in 2018.
“Everybody was like, ‘She can’t sing. She can’t dance. She can’t act. She’s just a pretty face or her butt is big,’ or whatever they were saying about me. I started thinking, ‘Yeah, that’s true,’ and it really hurt me for a long time. Despite the hurt and the pain, I just kept going. I just couldn’t allow myself to let that become who I was.”
Some fans had different reactions to the trailer as it shows Jennifer Lopez opens up about her career and personal struggles in the limelight.
That part where @JLo said
"You DID NOT just ask me that…" #DontAskMeNoDumbAssQuestions
— ℳegan Renée 💅🏼 GeтIтRιgнт (@mrcdesigner) May 18, 2022
(4/4 @JLo)…, you'll never bring her down. I'm so proud of her, proud of being her fan. I can't wait for the documentary to come out. I'm so excited, I love you baby💚I'm sure the documentary going to make me cry all over again like the trailer did. #Halftime #JenniferLopez #JLo pic.twitter.com/iu0tRKxrL1
— Hayley M. 🇺🇸 💍 (@HayleyMJLover) May 18, 2022
JLo literally deserves everything. Even after being constantly criticized for being a latina woman, being told she couldn't do it all, she did THAT and still continues to do it everydamnday. The success and the love she has received till now is really a "f*ck you" for the haters
— k ♡ (@lopezbaee) May 18, 2022