USMagazine, Friday, January 25, 2013, 5:00am (PST)
It seems Jennifer Lopez's twins have inherited her flair for the spectacular! At the Cinema Society and L'Oreal screening of Parker in New York City Jan. 23, the 43-year-old mother of two told Us Weekly how she's planning to celebrate their February 22 birthday.
"They're 5 next month," the film's leading lady said. "You know, they want a rainbow party. Lots of rainbow stuff. Very colorful!"
The actress -- who split with Max and Emme's father, Marc Anthony, in July 2011 and rebounded with backup dancer turned choreographer Casper Smart -- also explained why she signed on to play a bankrupt divorcee in Parker.
"[My character] was going through the worst moment in her life, and it just so happens that by the time we started filming, I was kind of feeling the same way. I was going through one of the hardest moments in my life with the separation and with the kids and everything, and it was very difficult," the former American Idol judge said. "In front of kids and at work, you have to be so professional. You have to be so up for your children in that moment -- I was lucky to be able to be in front of the camera and act exactly how I felt! So it was a blessing."
Even before Lopez's split with Anthony, director Taylor Hackford knew she was right for the role. "He said, 'I see something in you. You never give up. And that's what I need for this character. She's in the worst moment in her life, but she never gives up. She's looking, she's trying, she's scraping the bottom, but she's going,'" Lopez recalled Hackford as saying.
Lopez added, "I was flattered that he thought of me, because it was a real acting part. It was very complex, what she was going through in the moment, and what she would do, how desperate she was, so it was nice."