J Lo Says She Wanted to Leave Hollywood After Jokes About Her Green Versace Dress


Jennifer Lopez’s “Halftime” documentary just dropped on Netflix, offering an exclusive glimpse at the superstar’s life during a particularly busy time. The film primarily focuses on how she prepared to headline the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show in the months following the release of her hit movie “Hustlers.” She called the NFL event “an incredible opportunity to show the world who I am.” For that major performance, Lopez wore several custom Versace outfits. Most notably, she stunned in a sheer bodysuit with silver reflective embroideries that lined her legs and formed a halter neck top.

While going behind the scenes of her rehearsal, Lopez welcomed viewers into her inner world, sharing her thoughts on the iconic jungle-themed Versace gown she wore to the 2000 Grammys. She revealed she chose it at the last minute, going against people who told her she couldn’t pull it off. As it would later turn out, J Lo’s green Versace dress was an instantly iconic red carpet moment – so much so that it essentially led to the creation of Google Images.

Yet, for all the acclaim surrounding the look, Lopez opened up about being the target of negative comments. The green sleeveless design featured a plunging neckline, an open back and a maxi skirt, which she held open to reveal her bedazzled briefs. The documentary showed a series of clips that contained jokes about her body. “When I started working, the beauty ideal was very thin: blond, tall, and not a lot of curves,” Lopez shared. “I grew up around women with curves. So it was nothing I was ever ashamed of. It was hard when you think people think you’re a joke, like you’re a punch line.” The star revealed she wanted to quit Hollywood in response to the mockery. Ultimately, Lopez revisited the infamous look and wore a sleeveless iteration of the green dress to close the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week in 2019. The popular dress has inspired a host of celebrities to wear the exact same dress for different occasions. Scroll on to see more of Lopez’s outfits in her new “Halftime” documentary.

Related: J Lo Gets Real About Her Oscars Snub, the Super Bowl, and Ben Affleck in “Halftime”

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