Pregnancy can`t be planned, but won`t mind adopting: JLo
Los Angeles: Mother to four-year-old twins Max and Emme, singer-actress Jennifer Lopez feels pregnancy is a gift from god and happens when it has to happen. But she says she also started considering adoption after working in her new film.
"I`m not opposed to it (pregnancy). It`s a blessing, if something like that happens, it`s only a blessing from god. And it`s so funny, people think they plan these things, they don`t, either you are going to have it because it`s meant to happen or you`re not," said the 42-year-old.
"And that`s it, and you can`t force it or push it or do anything. It`s something from god, it`s something that`s destined," she added.
Lopez`s forthcoming release is "What To Expect When You`re Expecting". In the film, she plays Holly who adopts twins from abroad after having difficulty conceiving.
"Before the movie, I never really thought about adoption at all. I was so focused on having my own and it took me a while to have my own. But after the film and during the making of the film, I held those two little twins and you fall in love instantly…It really occurred to me, I can see how somebody can do this. And I can definitely see myself doing this sometime," Lopez said in an e-mail interaction.
In real life, the Latino star gave birth to her twins in 2008 with now estranged husband Marc Anthony.
The new film, which will be released by Top Entertainment in India Friday, tells the tale of six couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby. It is based on a popular book on pregnancy by the same name. The book sold more than 14.5 million copies in 2011.
"What To Expect When You`re Expecting" also features Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Dennis Quaid and Rodrigo Santoro.
Lopez admits she didn`t have to prepare much for her role, thanks to her real-life experiences.
"My babies were three at the time I was doing this movie and the memories of being pregnant were fresh in my head, and I didn`t have to do something totally different, like the exact opposite of what I had experienced," she said.
"But when you hold the little Ethiopian twins you can really see how easy it is to love another child who is not yours and the entire experience was beautiful," she added.
Lopez said she wants to set a good example for her kids in real life.
"I just feel like it`s one thing you really want to get right in your life, you can mess up and make mistakes and do a lot of things. But when it comes to your kids you`re like, `I really don`t want to mess this up, I really want them to be ok`," she said.
"I want them to be happy and loving and confident and all the things that make a great human being. To a certain extent as a parent we always do something that`s gonna push them this way or that way. But this is the one thing I really want to get right," she added.