Jennifer Lopez opens up about her role as lonely superstar in rom-com ‘Marry Me’

She’s the ‘Marry’-ing kind

Ben Affleck’s temp lady friend has a new rom-com. “Marry Me.” Great idea. Who can do this better than a serial bride who’s done this real deal — plus rehearsals — so often that a gynecologist’s on speed dial.

For this shtick she plucks another husband, a total stranger, from the audience. Seems so exciting that no need for anyone to put on a dusty Charlie Chan DVD.

Lopez: “I play a global superstar. Strong, confident businesswoman. But also a regular person.” (No retoucher, no stylist, no hairdresser, no assistant, no manager, no live-in p.r. group.) “But she’s also just a girl who gets lonely.” (Cue “Home on the Range.”) “So much that I could understand like nobody else could. Was like baring my soul.” (And what was baring that soul like with husbands Ojani Noa, Cris Judd, Marc Anthony?)

The temporarily Miss. Lopez: “She picks someone in the audience to marry. And then her life completely changes. That happens when you’re with someone who sees you as you truly are.” (As she was with Alex Rodriguez, David Cruz, Tommy Mottola, Casper Smart, Wesley Snipes, etc.) “She then realizes she’s actually the love of her life.” (This took no audition.) “And that’s been her problem since everyone wants a simple life to be happy and find love.” (Cue “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”)

Lopez and Owen Wilson in a scene from "Mary Me."
Lopez and Owen Wilson in a scene from “Mary Me.”
Universal Pictures UK

While we bear up until it starts next month, she’ll be repeating how happy her kids are now playing with Affleck’s kids that they’re just now one big happy family. Just as she’d told Alex Rodriguez how happy her kids are playing with his kids that they’re just now one big happy family.

(Cue “I’ll Be Loving You Always.”)


Later, gator

Trump finally realized ­DeSantis is DeKiller. A threat to GOP dominance. DJT is thus having pitchforks go after this Florida Frankenstein.

Recap: Donald backed undistinguished Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis for governor. DeSantis admits without Trump his skinny win might not have been. With Biden dribbling, Kamala drooping, Dems need newies. But it’s late. Other potential candidates will defer to Donald, except DeSantis whose black heart beats for the White House and is raising major money.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be eyeing a run at the White House in 2024.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be eyeing a run at the White House in 2024.
AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File

As someone hath saith even before me: To be or not to be an ingrate.


Vaxx ’n’ relax

Doctors at Northwell say anti­-vaxxers in the ICU plead to get shots — but too late. Meanwhile, they take up space needed for life-saving surgical procedures. NYC lawyers: If positive, the unvaccinated should self-isolate so others of us can get on with our lives, enjoy restaurants, travel, attend concerts, go out, hug friends, family and apply much-needed salve to our collective depression.


Thoughts for foodies

While NYC’s restaurants are shutting down, Upper East Side weekly “Our Town” columnist Arlene Kayatt and I uncovered some of our quirkier-named eateries.

Like Barking Dog. The hounds dine outside accompanied by a paying human — 15 tables, 60 seats and a few wee-wee pads. Popeyes is named for the detective character in 1971’s film “The French Connection.” Jacques Brasserie does three cheeses for $23. At co-owned Munchies Korner they’re $22. There’s also Beetle House, Global Grasshopper, Dirt Candy, Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop and Blind Barber.

Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop has one of the quirkier names, writes Cindy Adams.
Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop has one of the quirkier names, writes Cindy Adams.
Annie Wermiel/NY Post

Another’s Nude Dining. I haven’t yet tried the food — but who cares.


Now hear’s this

Tune me in Sunday 1 to 2 p.m., WABC radio, 770 on the AM dial. My guests are Candace Bushnell and Diane von Furstenberg.


One local eatery specializes in a new diet drink. Two parts Scotch, one part Metrecal. Nice lunch and you get rid of 5 pounds — plus your driver’s license.

Only in New York, kids, only in New York. 

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