Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini — real-life best friends who co-star in the new film Limitless — stopped by The Late Late Show on Wednesday night (Dec. 19) to chat about their very different New York accents, the paparazzi and the ridiculously huge dress Lopez wore to the film’s premiere.
The pair opened by demonstrating the difference between Bronx and Brooklyn accents, encouraging host James Corden to make proper use of his hands when trying to master the right inflection. “But Italian hands are different than Puerto Rican hands,” corrected Lopez, waving her fingers around with sass while Remini displayed the proper Italian pointing method.
Remini shared that while the 49-year-old actress/singer thinks she can do a good impression of the Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath star, she can’t. Lopez showed off her imitation skills, anyway, with Remini putting her claws up: “I will mess up your bun, Jennifer! I will mess up your bun!”
Remini also added that getting away from Lopez’s paparazzi has made her life crazy at times. “I become her protector,” she said, “It’s like a one-man show. I’m literally in the car, I’m pulling U-turns… I’m sweating… It’s just a whole other scene… and then I look over at her… and she’s just like, you know, scrolling through Instagram — no care in the world.”
After touching on Limitless’ plot, Corden revealed a photo of Lopez, wearing an enormous giant pink tulle dress with an endless train, at the film’s premiere. “How many ballerinas died to make this dress?” he joked.
“I see my best friend walk in and I love her… and then like three hours later the dress was still going down the area rug,” Remini teased.
Watch the duo take over The Late Late Show below.