Jennifer Lopez is 52 years old and she’s just getting started even after hitting major milestones in her career. The upcoming Netflix documentary, Halftime, is aptly titled as it offers a peek into the icon’s career and how she’s just getting started on the second half of it. Lopez, known for roles in films including Selena, Hustlers, and Marry Me performed at the Super Bowl Halftime show in 2020 and the presidential inauguration in 2021 — two major moments in a career that spans nearly 30 years. The documentary will go behind the curtains of those shows and more, while also sharing her evolution as an entertainer as well as a mother and Latina. The entertainer has twins with Marc Anthony, 14-year-old Max and Emme.
“It’s just the beginning,” JLo wrote in a caption about the documentary, which airs June 14 on Netflix.
The documentary is also opening the Tribeca Festival June 8 in New York City at the United Palace in Washington Heights in upper Manhattan. The location is significant considering it’s a few subway stops from her hometown of the Bronx. “It’s an honor to be selected for the opening night of Tribeca, and so fitting to be celebrating this critical milestone in Jennifer’s life and career just miles from where she grew up. To have the opportunity to share this film on the big screen with a New York audience is a dream come true,” director Amanda Micheli said in a statement.
JLo famously got her start as a Flygirl where she honed her dancing skills but she made a name for herself in Hollywood when she starred in the 1997 biopic Selena when she was 27. She later launched her own career in music with her debut album On the 6 in 1999 and has now released eight studio albums. She recently did a North American tour, “It’s My Party”, to celebrate her 50th birthday. During a recent interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon she shared that she’d never done a world tour until she was in her 40s, with kids in tow. It was during that tour that she saw a sign of a women thanking her for changing her life.
“You don’t realize that your music is touching people,” she told Fallon. “You think you’re just doing this thing and you don’t realize that until you tour the world and people come up to you. I would do the meet and greets and they would show me tattoos of my name on their back and so I’m like, ‘What is happening here?’”
The star recently celebrated her engagement to Ben Affleck, 20 years after their first engagement. Some of her upcoming films include The Mother on Netflix later this year and action-comedy Shotgun Wedding our this summer.
Halftime premieres June 14 on Netflix