Jennifer Lopez Calls ‘American Idol’ A ‘Natural, Fun Experience’

'We're not just phoning it in,' J.Lo tells MTV News of her and fellow rookie judge Steven Tyler.

It’s week two of the “American Idol” season 10, and new judge [artist id="508574"]Jennifer Lopez[/artist] is feeling good about her decision to join the show.

When MTV News caught up with the pop star on the set of her “On the Floor” music video , she said her “Idol” plan is to stay relaxed and be herself.

“I’m so happy that everybody’s loving the show,” she said. “I feel very grateful about that, but I really just wanted to be myself, and I think Steven [Tyler] the same thing. We sat down there and it wasn’t like, ‘What are we going to do?’ It was like, ‘You be you.’ I think that’s why they chose us.”

Lopez has some theories about why she and the Aerosmith frontman make good “Idol” judges. “They knew that he was a good person [and] I was a good person. He was an interesting person. I had my things about me that they felt were interesting. They knew what they were doing,” she said. “That’s why they came to us.”

So is she having fun?

“It’s just been a very natural, fun experience for us, and I think that’s what’s coming across. But we’re also very serious about what we’re doing, and I think people get that too. Like, we’re not just phoning it in. We actually care about this, we care about the process, we care about music, we care about artists, and you’re getting all that,” she said. “And that’s pretty much how we handle it every day. I’m having a good time.”

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