Jennifer Lopez Freaks Out On Air When She Learns About Movie Casting!

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Jennifer Lopez Freaks Out On Air When She Learns About Movie Casting!

She’s been all over the map about whether she’s making her big return to the American Idol judges table in 2014, but Jennifer Lopez knows one thing for sure – she landed the movie role of a lifetime. The whole thing went down in the middle of a radio interview with Hot 99.5 in Washington, D.C., as someone from the station handed her a phone, all while she was being filmed.

Jennifer looks at the guy in confusion, telling him that she’s on the air, but the man insists that she take the phone. We only hear one end of the conversation from that point forward, which made for great radio (NOT!), but you know from her reaction (read: freakout) that it’s something big.

It turns out the call was from her agents, and they were letting her know that she got a movie role she really wanted. “This was a big get for us,” J-Lo said in between a ton of “Oh my Gods!” She thanks her agents, talks of persistence, admits she’s a little teary, and then says, “I can’t wait to work with her.” Of course, we’re dying to know who the “her” in question is, as Jennifer also mentions that they need to send her something by way of a thank you. Obviously, this person went out on a limb for the pop diva. Who could it be? Meryl?

TMZ cracked us up with their description of her reaction, calling it a humblebrag. As they point out, “humblebrag” is defined by Urban Dictionary as “When you, usually consciously, try to get away with bragging about yourself by couching it in a phony show of humility."

They seem be to referring to J-Lo calling herself a “little actress,” and how she described the project, saying, "It's a small movie ... but it's a great role ... and A LOT of people wanted it."

We’re not quite as skeptical – we’re happy for the possible-Idol-judge-to-be. Now share your age-defying secrets already?

Are you hoping for a Jennifer Lopez return to American Idol?


06.14.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Marnie Brodersen
Related: American Idol, Jennifer Lopez

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