JLO Doesn't Like Being Labeled a 'Diva'

Jennifer Lopez participted in a round table interview with some of the brightest female minds in the business - Sarah Paulson, Julianna Margulies, Regina King, Constance Zimmer, Kerry Washington and Kirsten Dunst for The Hollywood Reporter

In the interview, JLO makes it quite clear that she doesn't like to be called a 'diva'.

I got a moniker of being ‘the diva,’ which I never felt I deserved — which I don’t deserve...I’ve always been a hard worker, on time, doing what I’m supposed to do, and getting that label because you reach a certain amount of success.

She also says that there have been times when she didn't feel comfortable expressing herself, and like there was a double standard placed on her because she was a woman: 

Sometimes I felt crippled to voice my opinion, especially because certain directors and the boys’ club that they form can make you feel like, ‘Oh, I can’t say anything.’ I was always fascinated by how I could see [a man] being late or being belligerent to a crew and it being totally acceptable. Meanwhile, I’d show up 15 minutes late and be berated.
You watch this happen over and over and over again. Like, we’re not allowed to have certain opinions or even be passionate about something, or they’ll be like, ‘God, she’s really difficult.’ It’s like, ‘Am I? Am I difficult because I care?


Watch the video below to see the whole interview (I've already watched it two times!):