Although Lopez now wishes to have taken the role of Connie Summer in the film, he admits that the right person ended up in the role. Diane Lane ended up winning an Oscar nomination for the role Lopez rejected.
“Diane Lane was perfect for that, and obviously it was meant to be her,” Lopez said. “But when I think about that, they offered it to me and I had the opportunity … I literally want to shoot my toe. I do it.”
It seems that López learned his lesson about not rejecting great roles, because he has achieved so much over the years. His most recent movie Hustlers, earned him a Golden Globe nomination.