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Jennifer Lopez Fights Back Against Her 'Diva' Label

Jennifer Lopez Fights Back Against Her 'Diva' Label

Jennifer Lopez, Constance Zimmer, Julianna Margulies, Kerry Washington, Kirsten Dunst, Regina King and Sarah Paulson take the cover of THR‘s Drama Actresses Roundtable issue.

Here’s what the actresses had to share:

Kirsten, on showing her bare body in movies and on TV: “I’m pretty much down for anything if the director is good.”

Jennifer, on being called “a diva”: “I got a moniker of being ‘the diva,’ which I never felt I deserved – which I don’t deserve – because I’ve always been a hard worker, on time, doing what I’m supposed to do, and getting that label because you reach a certain amount of success …Or even sometimes I felt crippled to voice my opinion, especially because certain directors and the boys’ club that they form can make you feel like, ‘Oh, I can’t say anything.’ I was always fascinated by how I could see [a man] being late or being belligerent to a crew and it being totally acceptable; meanwhile, I’d show up 15 minutes late and be berated. And you watch this happen over and over and over again. Like, we’re not allowed to have certain opinions or even be passionate about something, or they’ll be like, ‘God, she’s really difficult.’ It’s like, ‘Am I? Am I difficult because I care?’”

Sarah, on what has changed for women in the industry: “I think very little has changed. What’s maybe changed is the fact that there’s more of a conversation happening about it, but I don’t know that there’s been that much forward motion. I mean, I haven’t had a female director on American Horror Story in the six years that I’ve been on the show.”

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  • T’s Martini Lounge

    What on earth was that tacky no talent JHO doing with accomplished actresses? She cannot act, at all. Or sing. Or dance.

  • Leonel Lima

    What on earth are you doing among the living with that kind of hate towards a woman? How can you call a hard working woman a hoe just because you don’t like her? What a shame we still having people with that kind of oppression against woman in 2016.

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  • xyz

    So if u dont like any nobody, ure a hater. Oh, how smart and trendy! Oppression against woman? Jesus, ure even too stupid to breath, its an unwanted miracle ure still alive. Everyone in the showbiz knows what JHo is all about, welcome to reality! And to make it clearer: she has no voice, therefore she cant sing and she cant act, but she can dance, thats all. Her biggest asset is her body/ass, end of story. Go sue me and all Jho haters, ha!

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    No class talentless JHO was out of her league with these other real actresses. She’s a tacky old stripper desperately clinging to fame. The other women must of been laughing at her.

  • Leonel Lima

    actually she is richier than the other women lol. She built an empire for her with no tallent, so If anyone there got a laugh was her for sitting on a 400USD bank account being called a hoe. /YouMayCryNow

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    All the money in the world will never buy her talent. She cannot sing, dance or act. Never won an emmy, grammy or oscar and never will. Wins Razzie awards all the time.

    She has never been recognized for her talents, other than lip syncing and doing stripper moves.

  • Leonel Lima

    but who the hell needs talent? Wake up! Streets are full of talented people. Inteligence beats talent. JLo was a very smart woman, who used to sleep on the floor and now she’s worth millions. Where’s your god now? lol

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    She’s smart like an old HO. She pimped herself out to any man to get work in the industry. Its well documented.

    She is still a classless HO with no talent any way you look at it.

    Now, go back to worshipping your HO. Carry on.

  • Leonel Lima

    And you’re still a nobody who’s pressed by a woman’s success. That’s all. You can’t win, you’ll never win. LOL

    “It’s well documented” DEAD, I want to see the receipts booboo. HAHAHAHAHAH

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    I’ve already won, troll. CYA!

  • Leonel Lima

    Calling me a troll now?LOLLOLOLOLO
    I’m the one hating on a woman cuz she’s more successful den me. DEAD

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    I’ve already won, troll, CYA!