Red Book interviews Lopez about how her children have changed her as an artist.
You can’t help but be more thoughtful and more aware after you have kids. I think they’ve made me feel things in a deeper way and that’s enhanced my work. My job deals with feelings, emotions, and expressing them, so I think my kids have actually helped me be better at what I do. I feel more confident when I’m working than I ever did before because you have that deeper understanding of life, and that introspection really helps me be better as a writer, singer, actor, whatever. They’ve made me feel things in a deeper and more profound way than I ever did before.