Jennifer Lopez On What Makes her a "Better Person"

Posted Thursday January 3, 2013 5:24 PM GMT

Jennifer Lopez is preparing for another wildly successful year. She’s starring in the action flick “Parker,” which is slated for release on January 25, and her 10th studio album is scheduled for production as well. Busy lady.

Taking to the promotional circuit, the 43-year-old triple-threat opened up to Harper's Bazaar's February 2013 issue on how her thriving career feeds her soul and makes her a better woman.

On traveling:
"I like the whole idea of traveling, of looking good, and doing it well. I make it as simple and as beautiful as I can because my life is kind of big. So I pack my luggage, or dress myself, or comb my kids’ hair, pick up their clothes — that makes our life beautiful, you know? There’s something very elegant in that.”

On her career:
“I’m a singer. I’m a dancer. I’m a performer. I’m an actress. That’s what I’m supposed to be doing. It makes me a better parent, a better person.”

On the famous Versace frock she wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000:
“I have that at home. The other day, my housekeeper put it on a mannequin in my spa, where I get my hair and makeup done. She sent me a picture. She was like, ‘You like this dress?’ Um, yeah, but I don’t know if I like it out in the house!”

Photo Credit: Katjia Rawles for Harper’s Bazaar

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