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Posted On: 27 November 2018 03:30 pm
Updated On: 3 March 2020 12:15 pm

Jennifer Lopez Exclusive Q&A with I Love Qatar

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Jennifer Lopez has just released her new single "Limitless" from her upcoming movie 'Second Act, all set to premiere this December, and has proved to the world, yet again, that her career and her youthful looks are both 'limitless'.

Better known to her fans as JLo, the global multihyphenate entertainer, was in Doha just recently for the Grand Opening celebrations of Doha Festival City (DFC) which included a private VIP Gala Dinner and performance at Mondrian Doha along with a public event where DFC shoppers and fans were given the opportunity to see her and listen to her answer questions in an exclusive 1:1. Q&A session with I Love Qatar's very own CEO and Qatari social media celebrity Khalifa Saleh Al Haroon at DFC’s Luxury Node.

I Love Qatar was also able to get an exclusive online Q&A interview with the mother-singer-actress-producer in which she talked about herself, what's next, what she thinks of Qatar and its people, and allowed us the opportunity to gain more insight into JLo - the person.

JLo at DFC's Dior store Qatar
Image: JLo at DFC's Dior store

1. How does it feel to be in Qatar?

It’s a beautiful place and the people have been so welcoming! I’ll definitely be back again to visit.

2. At what stage of your life are you at right now?

I’m the happiest I’ve ever been! I seriously feel like the best days are ahead, and I like the idea of getting to do everything I did before but with more knowledge and experience. There's a certain love, appreciation, and gratitude that you have when you’re older that you don't have when you're younger, and it makes every accomplishment feel so much better.

3. What’s next for you?

I’m always looking forward to what’s next and even now, I feel like there’s still so much more I can accomplish. Music, acting, performing, this career has always been kind of an obsession for me. When people have said “You're doing too much. You can only do one thing,” I was always a person who said, “Why not?”

4. What makes you say yes to a movie role?

I love a character that inspires me to be strong or a good comedy role. If you can combine the two, even better.

5. Three words that describe you most?

Non-judgmental, hardworking, and funny

6. What’s the secret to your youthful looks?

It’s really simple for me - get lots of sleep, drink lots of water, and stay out of the sun.

JLo answers Khalifa Saleh Al Haroon's questions at DFC
Image: JLo answers Khalifa Saleh Al Haroon's questions at DFC

7. What is your motto in life?

Do your best work while being your best self.

8. What’s your biggest strength? And your biggest weakness?

I've had my own personal challenges, but I've walked away from them with a new sense of perspective and that's where I find my greatest strength. I will always be a work in progress.

9. A lot of singers from your generation have more or less disappeared? You are still very much around. What have you done that the others didn’t to keep yourself relevant even today when there are so many other new talents?

My career has been limitless. From the beginning, I wanted to do so many different things, and I used to get criticized for it. I refused to be put in a box and now my career moves became others’ business models.

10. Do you believe that 50 is the new 20?

It’s such an antiquated thing to say that women at a certain age should or shouldn’t be doing certain things. What’s that age? Is it 25? Is it 35? Is it 40? Is it 50? I believe you can do anything at any age.

11. Will you come back again to Doha to perform?

I have had so much fun in Doha! I would love to come back and perform for the amazing people here.

12. What message would you like to give your fans in Qatar?

Thank you all for being such great fans! I have been so inspired by all of the kind and warm people I have met here.

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