Jennifer Lopez had a huge start to 2016, with her new scripted series Shades of Blue debuting on NBC and American Idol returning for its final season last week. But which does the 46-year-old singer/actress enjoy more: playing a corrupt cop, or judging hopeful singers on their journey to fame?
“It’s two different sides of me,” Lopez told EW and People on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday. “And I enjoy both very much.”
Lopez did admit, however, that playing New York City policewoman Harlee Santos on Shades of Blue puts her in a different mindset.
“I feel like a different person when I’m playing Harlee and acting and in New York and living that life,” she explained. “Getting back to acting like that, which I haven’t done in a while, has been challenging but also so fulfilling for me…. When I started, that’s all I used to do, so now to get back to that is a lot of fun for me.”
For what else Lopez had to say about Idol, Shades of Blue, and how she prepped for the 73rd Annual Golden Globes, check out the video above.