Mar 17 2009
Jennifer Lopez as Anita in West Side Story Revisited

Jennifer Lopez is Anita in West Side Story Revisited

That’s not a retro shot. It’s Jennifer Lopez circa 2009, looking 3 years younger and baby weight-free for Vanity Fair’s photographic recreation of the 1961 movie West Side Story. They call it, West Side Story Revisited. The spread was done in anticipation of the movie getting its first shot on Broadway at the Palace Theater on March 19. Jennifer Lopez isn’t in the play. A missed opportunity, for sure. She makes a great Anita/Rita Moreno in this shot. Jennifer Lopez said she has watched West Side Story 37 times and it inspired her to become a Fly girl, “I never wanted to be that wimpy Maria, who sits around pining for her guy. I wanted to be Anita, who danced her way to the top.”

Jennifer Lopez as Anita in West Side Story Revisited

Ah, the top. Remember the Bennifer days? Remember when Puffy switched his name to P. Diddy and tagged her with the forever sticky J.LO? Jennifer Lopez sure does. It’s been reported that, these days, she feels like a has been on the celebrity meter. In order to make things right, she hopes to push out a few projects that will get her career back in shape. However, her husband, Marc Anthony wants more kids. Jennifer’s response?.. “I was like, ‘Let me work just a little bit first, Let me get a couple things out there one song, one movie, something.”

So far that work consists of a single low-budget movie called Plan B.
(no pun intended) 😉

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 sara Tue, Mar 17, 2009 - 5:50 pm

except that Plan B has a budget of $40M which is the average budget for a rom-com, i’m working on that film.

2 Chris G. Tue, Mar 17, 2009 - 9:58 pm

I knew ‘low-budget’ would get a response, it was the only negative titled mention. $40 mil is definitely something to work with. I liked El Cantante, which got terrible reviews, despite Jennifer Lopez’s “superb,” “totally credible,” “multi dimensional” portrayal of Puchi.

In my opinion, she lost her pop spot due more to her multiple-marriages and engagements, which confused people, than her music and films (Gigli doesn’t count. The slide was at full speed by that time.)

All that to say, I’m rooting for the ‘real’ girl from the Bronx to make a comeback.

3 babyGCanada Fri, Mar 27, 2009 - 11:41 pm

she fell off because she chose to I think.. she wanted to just be normal.. she thought she was being normal up in the club with diddy and in the drive-thru with what’shisname in their bentley but she came to realzie that was just fame and delusion..

I think she’s centered now, shes still a-list, she’s gorgeous and can dress like no other.. so she can have it back at any song

As jay would say, she’s one hit (movie or song )away.

4 Hater, u have been blocked! Mon, Apr 13, 2009 - 8:13 pm

40 mil is nice but im sure she commanded bout 9 mil of it which is probably why it appeared low budget…

5 Hater, u have been blocked! Mon, Apr 13, 2009 - 8:14 pm

but wat happen 2 da booty?