Updated Nov. 2, 2017, 10:30 a.m. PT: Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini’s upcoming rom-com has its male lead! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Milo Ventimiglia will play Lopez’s boyfriend in Second Act, a movie about a woman who works at a big-box store and tries to reinvent herself in her middle age.
We already know from watching This Is Us that Ventimiglia can pull off the most romantic of boyfriend/husband roles, so we’re pretty excited to see how this goes. However, since it’s a rom-com, we’re a little confused about the fact that he’s been announced as her boyfriend. Shouldn’t he be her love interest who becomes her boyfriend later? Just don’t tell us he’s a sucky boyfriend who dumps her in the beginning. Ugh, our hearts can’t take that.
Excuse me, world, but were you aware that Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez are best friends in real life? Somehow, I did not know this despite being possibly Leah Remini’s No. 1 fan.
In case you need proof, here’s an adorable Instagram Remini posted while having a “family dinner” that Lopez attended, because they’re such close BFFs, they’re actually family.
And here’s one Lopez posted showing her posing with her “peeps,” one of whom is, of course, Remini. They are snuggling and it looks like a truly delightful BFF-hood they have there.
Because they are best friends forever IRL, it would make sense for them to play best friends forever in, say a movie. Like a rom-com, because Lord knows we are overdue for a Jennifer Lopez rom-com. That would be a wonderful turn of events, now, wouldn’t it?
Well, surprise! It’s totally happening. The Hollywood Reporter just revealed that in their upcoming film, Second Act, Lopez will play a middle-aged woman looking to reinvent herself and prove to the snobs on Madison Avenue that she don’t need no college degree. Remini will play her best friend and co-worker at a big-box store.
Supposedly this is a rom-com, but there’s no male lead that’s been announced yet, and we don’t know whether Lopez of Remini will find love (or both? Please let it be both). All we do know is that this is a movie we can’t wait to see with our own real-life BFFs.