Jennifer Lopez wants women to have ‘meaty roles’ in films

Los angeles: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says it’s “still challenging” for women to have a “meaty role” in movies.

The 47-year-old star, who played the role of singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez in “Selena,” considers herself lucky enough to be able to have landed the role, reported Variety.

“(‘Selena’) was a meaty role, but it was few and far between, especially for Latinos to have a role like that. I think it’s still challenging for women, especially being Latina. Thinking about ‘Selena’ 20 years ago and to have a role like that, I was very lucky,” Lopez says.

“I think (the industry) is still moving and growing, and it’s always a challenge for women,” she adds.