Celebrities like Ariana Grande and Bad Bunny were among the notable names considered for appearances in Jennifer Lopez’s production “This Is Me… Now: A Love Story.”

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In her latest Prime Video documentary, Jennifer Lopez disclosed her desire to include talents such as Taylor Swift, Jennifer Coolidge, and Anthony Ramos in her film.

Jennifer Lopez’s ambitious new original film, “This Is Me…Now: A Love Story,” boasts an abundance of star power. Featuring her husband Ben Affleck, longtime collaborator Fat Joe, and Monster-in-Law costar Jane Fonda, along with Keke Palmer, the project is brimming with A-list talent. However, as revealed in the Prime Video documentary “The Greatest Love Story Never Told,” the roster of famous faces that nearly made it into the movie is equally captivating.


Lopez, aged 54, eventually assembled a star-studded ensemble including Fonda, Palmer, Trevor Noah, Kim Petras, Post Malone, Sofia Vergara, Jenifer Lewis, Jay Shetty, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Sadhguru as the comical zodiac council. This group, inspired by astrology, convenes to analyze Lopez’s romantic escapades from a celestial perspective.

Fat Joe assumed the role of her therapist, while Derek Hough captivated audiences with his dance prowess portraying one of Lopez’s husbands.

During a scene in the documentary, Lopez is depicted in discussions with her team regarding the offers extended to various celebrities before filming commenced. The team reveals that Taylor Swift declined, and Jason Momoa, Jennifer Coolidge, and Lizzo were unavailable.

At one juncture, the suggestion of Lopez’s Second Act co-star Vanessa Hudgens playing one of Lopez’s friends arose, but she too was unavailable.

Lopez proposed the idea of a cameo by Bad Bunny, while names like James Corden, Ariana Grande, and Snoop Dogg were mentioned but ultimately unavailable for participation.

“I don’t want to force anybody to do this who doesn’t go, ‘This is gonna be fun,’” Lopez tells her crew. “Nobody wants to say no to me…. I get that. But when an actor doesn’t like a script or doesn’t think it’s good enough or is worried about it, that’s what they’ll say. I know that. I’ve done it.”

At one point, Lopez also tells choreographer Sienna Lalau that Khloé Kardashian was “supposed” to be in the film, but will no longer be.


“People are scared to put themselves out there. I get it,” Lopez reflects. “Took me a long time. I’m scared.”

Additionally, In the Heights star Anthony Ramos, according to Lopez, withdrew from a role as one of her character’s partners due to his friendship with her ex-husband, Marc Anthony.

“He was like, ‘Ah, I’m friends with Marc.’ I’m not even playing me in this. There’s a protagonist, this woman, that goes on this journey,” Lopez confides in her wardrobe stylist Shawn “Beezy” Barton in the documentary. “He’s like, ‘Yeah, I just think that people are gonna think that — you know how the media is.'”

Later, viewers witness Lopez speaking with Ramos over the phone, expressing her surprise at learning about his friendship with Anthony, with whom she shares twins Max and Emme, aged 16.

“He’s the father of my kids, obviously. I’m never going to do anything that’s going to really pinpoint him out,” Lopez assures Ramos. “But it is very meta; it’s about kind of the 20-year journey between that last album and this album, and a lot of things happen. There were a lot of relationships that I was in. The role you’re playing in it is representative of many relationships, not one specific relationship.”

Ultimately, everything fell into place for Lopez, with her zodiac council serving as a standout feature of “This Is Me…Now: A Love Story.”

“Most of them were like, ‘What the hell are we doing?’ So it was really fun,” shared the film’s director, Dave Meyers, with PEOPLE, describing the process of getting everyone on board with the unconventional concept as both enjoyable and nerve-wracking.