Jennifer Lopez's reaction to a director telling her to take her top off is going viral

'We're not on set'

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'We're not on set'

Jennifer Lopez is one of the most talked-about women in the world right now, and from her sweet relationship with now fiancé Alex Rodriguez and their children to her empowering business advice, she never fails to make viral news.

But it wasn’t either of these that made waves around Jen this week, instead it was her reaction to a director telling her to take her top off - something she recalled recently in The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Actress Roundtable.

Unsurprisingly it is going viral.

‘He wanted to see my boobs. And I was like, “We’re not on set,”’ the 50-year-old recalled of the costume fitting, calling the unnamed director in question ‘crazy’.

‘I said no, I stood up for myself. But it was so funny because I remember being so panicked in the moment.’

She continued: ‘So there was another woman in the room and he says this and I said no. Luckily a little bit of the Bronx came out, and I was like, “I don’t have to show you my — No. On the set, you see them.”’

Going on to talk with fellow actress Scarlett Johansson, J-Lo continued: 'That’s the thing, because if you give in, in that moment, all of a sudden that person is off and running, thinking they can do whatever they want. And because I put up a little boundary right there and said no, he laid off and then later on apologised. But the minute he walked out of the room, the costume designer was like, "I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry that just happened."'

Like we needed a reason to love Jennifer Lopez more.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.