-so much stuff to talk about. -First of all, you’re one of
“People” magazine’s People of the Year.
So, congrats on that. [ Cheers and applause ] -Thank you.
Thank you. -And what a year you’ve had.
-It’s been amazing. Amazing.
-I mean, you were engaged. You got engaged.
-I did — engaged. -You turned 50.
-I did. -You had “Hustlers” —
-Yeah. [ Cheers and applause ] -You had “Hustlers” open up
to amazing reviews. -“Hustlers” opened.
Good. -You did a sold-out tour.
-Tour, good. -I saw the tour.
It was unbelievable. [ Cheers and applause ] You were asked to perform
at the halftime show! -I know!
-Oh, come on! [ Cheers and applause ] -I actually started screaming
right there. -Come on, now!
-No, it’s been the most spectacular, crazy, amazing, overwhelming, scary, beautiful
year of my life. -[ Laughs ]
Yeah. And now you’re hosting
“Saturday Night Live.” -Well, that is just like,
“What am I doing?” -Yeah, right? It’s like,
“Dude, that’s so epic.” -Just throw that
in the mix real quick. ‘Cause you know
how much work that is. -Work goes into it.
-Oh, my God. -I just know you, also —
I mean, every time we do any little bit on the show,
you put the work in, buddy. -Thank you.
-I know the halftime show is a little — you got a little
time for that, but I know you. -It’s really not.
Because we have Christmas, and then, you know,
you’re back in January. -It’s right after that.
-And it is literally, like February 2nd,
so it’s gonna — it’s gonna be — it’s gonna
happen quickly, I feel like. -It’s you and Shakira.
-Yes, me and Shakira. -I love that.
-Down in Miami. [ Cheers and applause ] -I love Shakira.
-Yeah. She’s amazing.
And it’s down in Miami. And we’re gonna bring
that flavor. -It’s a big deal, man.
-Yeah, it’s gonna be good. -It is a big deal.
-Yeah. -I’m assuming that you’re
rehearsing already or thought about what bits
you’re gonna do. -Yes.
Yes, yes, yes. -How much time do you have
to get in and get out? Does that, like —
Is it a set number? Is it like four minutes?
-You know, it’s — They have like 29 minutes
for the whole halftime. Halftime is
like 29 minutes exactly, and so they have to
put up the stage, we perform,
and then take down the stage. So, you wind up having anywhere
between like 12 and 14 minutes. And so we — we’re probably
gonna split that between us and then have some great guests,
hopefully, and, you know, things like that. -You just — And you’re also — You’re are gonna be playing
in the Super Bowl, as well. Is that true?
-Yes! -No, just kidding.
Why not? Why not? -Tight end.
[ Laughter ] Oh, man! [ Cheers and applause ] Come on!
I should’ve made that joke! I can’t make that joke.
That’s perfect. -I don’t know
where that came from. -I love that, though.
Why not? -Getting my jokes on,
ready for “SNL.” -Ah, exactly.
-Yeah. -Last time you were here,
we had fun on the show. It was awesome.
We did another bit that — We always make these silly bits.
-Oh, yeah, you made me dance. -But then you —
Was it the next day — You didn’t tell me about this.
-What? -You showed
at the Versace show. -Oh, yeah!
-That was just the next day. -Was it the next day?
-Yeah, because I was like — “We had so much fun with J.Lo!”
-Yes. -And then like,
“Wait. Bigger news.” [ Laughter ]
It was like, “She did this.” You surprised everyone
at the Versace show. -Yes.
-They were doing a big fashion show,
and at the end, you came out
in the famous green dress. -Right.
[ Cheers and applause ] It was —
It was the 20-year anniversary since I wore that dress,
and Donatella asked me. She was like,
“Why don’t you come? And I’m doing a whole, like,
tribute collection, ’cause it’s been 20 years
to do that,” you know, and walk
at the end of the show. And, you know,
it’ll be like — the whole thing
will be about that. -But you nailed it!
-Yeah. -I don’t know
if you watched it back. I watched it. I was like,
“How did she do everything?” But you were, like,
so beautiful and poised and perfect.
-Thank you. -Like, do you do runway?
-No! No. -I was like, “Dude, like –”
That was amazing. -I can walk.
-Yeah, I know, I know. Yeah, I know.
-That part was okay. -But this was like confidence.
-But it was — it was fun. It was just, like —
It really was a moment. Like, we both were excited. Donatella, she’s like,
“It’s going to be amazing!” and I’m like, “Yeah, yeah.
It’ll be great.” You know, I didn’t think, again,
just like the first time, that it would be a thing again. -It was a thing again.
-And it was a thing. -Do you realize that this dress
changed the face of Google? Do you know this story?
-Yes, I know the story. -So, this is a real thing.
When Jennifer wore this dress to the Grammys, the next day, so many people were searching
for Jennifer in the dress, and then to make sure
that they got the images, they made a button. -They invented Google Images
because of that. -Search image. You know that
button that you can search? Because of Jennifer Lopez.
It’s so cool. It’s the best thing
in the world. That’s why.
[ Cheers and applause ] You changed —
That’s — I love it. It’s so cool.
I want to talk about “Hustlers.” It’s out on blu-ray and DVD. Congrats on this.
-Thank you. -I told you this before,
and I loved you in it, but this is before the reviews
came in and all that stuff. -Right.
-But everyone agreed with me. You were fantastic.
-Thank you. [ Cheers and applause ]
Thank you. -You went for it.
[ Applause ] I got lost in it. I didn’t even remember
that it was you in this movie. -Yeah. Thank you.
That’s the biggest compliment. Thank you.
-It was like even — -You know how goofy I am.
So you know — She’s like a real badass.
-It’s serious. This is serious stuff.
-She’s a real tough girl. Beats people up.
Not me. -I heard the opening scene,
though, when you do — when you’re dancing,
that was not supposed to be on the script?
-That’s right. In the script,
it originally says, you know, Ramona enters and does
a final flourish on stage, and — and then her
and Destiny meet, which is Constance Wu’s
character. And I suggested to the director, I said, you know,
“It’s a stripper movie. I think maybe
somebody has to strip.” [ Laughter ]
You know, I was like — -Yeah, somewhere.
-But also, I thought, for my character, you know,
she was the one who was kind of the star of the club. She was the one
who had the game on lock, and she’s the one who knew
how to get everybody’s money. She just had it so dialed in. And I said,
“We have to see that. I don’t want to hear
Destiny just saying it. I want to see it.”
And so we designed the dance to not just be a kind of
gratuitous, you know, strip, pole scene,
but actually to really inform who she was as a person.
-Yes. -And what she meant to all
the people there in the club and how she really
played the game. And it worked out.
-It set up the whole movie. -It set up the whole movie.
-It was so good. And it is not a double,
by the way. -No, no!
By the way — Okay. ‘Cause somebody said this to me
the other day. They were like, “So how many —
How was your double?” I was like, “What?”
-Don’t you even — Don’t you even —
Yeah, don’t you — -I have some bruises.
-Yeah. -I took pictures to prove it. But alls I said
to the director — I did. I was like, there’s a moment
where I went upside down on — With the legs like that.
[ Laughter ] And I said, “I don’t care
if I look like a bat hanging upside down.”
My face is crushed. I’m like,
“Make sure you get me — I don’t want anybody
thinking it’s a double.” No doubles in this movie. -That is all Jennifer Lopez
in this movie. -Yes.