Jennifer Lopez has done well after failing to land a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the 2020 Oscars.
But the superstar was secretly devastated by the snub after wooing critics with her role as the scheming stripper in ‘Hustlers’.
The full extent of Lopez’s grief is first revealed in the Netflix documentary “Halftime,” slated for release next month.
In a new trailer for the documentary released on Wednesday, the actress is seen sobbing in bed after being overlooked for honor by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“It was difficult. I just had very low self-esteem,” Lopez laments in voiceover.
“I really had to figure out who I was and believe in that and not believe in anything else,” she adds sadly.
Lopez has long struggled with doubt about her career, telling the Post in 2018, “Everyone was like, ‘She can’t sing. She can’t dance. She can’t act. It’s just a pretty face. or his butt is big,” or whatever they were saying about me. I started thinking, “Yeah, that’s right,” and it really hurt for a long time.
“Despite the pain and pain, I carried on. I just couldn’t afford to let this become who I was,” she added.
Lopez was considered a sure bet for a Best Supporting Actress nomination after wowing critics with her role as the scheming stripper named Ramona.
However, the starlet missed out on the highly anticipated 2020 nomination, with Laura Dern, Kathy Bates, Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh and Margot Robbie named as the five finalists.
Dern went on to win the Oscar for her role in “Marriage Story.”
Lopez has long struggled to be taken seriously as an actress, despite acclaimed roles in “Out of Sight” and the cult classic “Selena.”
The starlet also appeared in romantic comedy classics “The Wedding Planner” and “Maid In Manhattan,” but those films failed to impress critics.
Meanwhile, her screen career suffered a serious setback after she starred opposite her future husband Ben Affleck in 2002’s ‘Gigli’, which was widely slammed by several critics and even considered one of the worst. films of the decade.
“Halftime” is set to premiere at New York’s Tribeca Festival on June 8 before arriving on Netflix on June 14.
The doc will see the star reflect on her milestones and evolution as an actress and artist, including her 2020 Super Bowl halftime show and her appearance at the inauguration of President Joe Biden in 2021.
Lopez’s documentary was first announced in February after she signed a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix involving her Nuyorican productions last year.