Jennifer Lopez explained to Jimmy Fallon why she felt that it was time for her to return to romantic comedy when she stopped by The Tonight Show on Friday.
The longtime rom-com star said that she wanted to do her upcoming film Second Act because "You need that funny, quirky look at life. That romantic look at life. I think things are tough sometimes and we need that escape."
Lopez has starred in rom-coms such as Maid in Manhattan, The Wedding Planner, Monster-in-Law and Shall We Dance?, but hasn't appeared in a traditional iteration of the genre since The Back-up Plan in 2010. Second Act follows a 40-something retail worker (Lopez) who reinvents her life when a friend makes her a fake resume that lands her a job at a prestigious Madison Avenue firm.