Jennifer Lopez revealed this week that hiring a Latin artist to play her boyfriend in her most recent movie “Marry Me” was a top priority. Even though she had many artists that could play the role of Bastian in the movie, she finally decided to give the role to the Colombian artist Maluma.
Lopez, who plays Kat Valdez in the film, told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe that so many names came up, but not one from Latin America. “And I was like, ‘You know what? I really want to make a bilingual album for this for a mainstream Hollywood movie. Why don’t we pick a Spanish artist, a Latin artist? Somebody who just is in Spanish, and let’s talk Spanish in the movie,” Lopez said.