Lopez Handles Music Success While Eyeing Film Roles

As filmmakers continue to court her and music awards shows keep throwing nominations her way, Jennifer Lopez finds herself coping rather well with multimedia success.

The “Out Of Sight” and “Selena” star will return to the big screen with Brendan Fraser (“The Mummy”) in “The Wedding Planner,” and she’s up for roles in the upcoming cop drama “Angel Eyes,” the sci-fi flick “The Cell,” and a proposed remake of “A Star Is Born” with Will Smith.

On the music front, Lopez recently scored four MTV Video Music Award nominations for her debut video, “If You Had My Love,” from her album “On The 6.” Lopez will be up for Best New Artist In A Video, Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, and Best Dance Video when the moonmen are handed out on September 9.

According to Lopez, all the buzz and accolades are just the byproduct of doing what comes naturally. “I started out just wanting to do good work, wanting to be a good actress, wanting to be a good singer, wanting to be a good dancer, and
because of what I do, that inspires people,” Lopez told the MTV Radio Network. “And so long as I keep doing what I’m doing, it’s not so much responsibility as it is something that’s sort of a gift that you get that’s extra for actually being able to pursue what you love to do.”

Lopez no doubt will be on hand when the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards are handed out on September 9 live from New York.