Just in time for Mother's Day weekend and with the help of director Niki Caro and co-stars Joseph Fiennes, Lucy Paez, Omari Hardwick, Paul Raci, and Gael Garcia Bernal, music and movie icon Jennifer Lopez is taking us back to her action thriller roots with Netflix's latest title The Mother.
Simply known as "The Mother," Lopez plays a former assassin turned FBI informant who reconnects with her 12-year-old biological daughter after having to give up her parental rights to protect her from some very dangerous war criminals.
Though Lopez plays The Mother in the film, in affectionate stan terms, she is also "mother" to a whole generation of fans who grew up watching her movies and listening to her music, and as she tells Out, that impact is not something she takes lightly.
"When I see that online, I just embrace it. I love it," Lopez told Out when asked about what her reaction is to people online calling her "mother."
"I see all of that as different forms of love. Whenever they're taking you on and embracing you, and it doesn't matter who it is. I love it. I love reading what the fans write and the different ways that they see you. I think my fans really do look at me, some of them who grew up with me, as if I'm a little bit like their mom, you know. Their mom and dad. But I like it. It's because it's such a tremendous show of love."