Who Said It?

Who Said It?

The answer to the trivia posed on the Things People Say page of the latest issue of Happenings Magazine!

“There was a movie called Unfaithful. And it was offered to me and the script, for me, wasn’t all the way there. I should have known that Adrian Lyne was going to kill it, but I didn’t.”  What actress recently shared her regrets for turning down the lead role in the 2002 film Unfaithful, which led to the casting of Diane Lane and an eventual Oscar nomination?

A. Laura Dern

B. Salma Hayek

C. Téa Leoni

D. Jennifer Lopez




The correct answer is D. Jennifer Lopez.  The 50-year-old singer and actress said in an interview with Vanity Fair published Tuesday that she was offered Diane Lane‘s Oscar-nominated role in the movie.  Unfaithful, directed by Adrian Lyne, ultimately starred Lane and Richard Gere. The film follows a couple whose marriage goes awry after the wife (Lane) has an affair with a stranger.  Lane was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Connie Sumner in the film.

“Diane Lane was so perfect for it, and it was obviously meant to be her, but when I think about that… I want to literally, like, shoot my toe off. I do,” Lopez said. Lopez most recently starred in the movie Hustlers, which opened in theaters in September. Lopez was nominated at the Golden Globes this month for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Ramona.