Pop diva Jennifer Lopez recently disclosed that her new ABC show, The Fosters, which focuses on the life of a lesbian couple in a diverse household, was inspired by her aunt who passed away from cancer.
I had an aunt who was gay. I lived with her and I loved her… I thought of her often when I was thinking about taking on this project and the prejudices that she faced.
During her one-on-one with Entertainment Tonight, J.Lo also talked whether or not she’d take a real life tragic event (like the Boston bombings) and turn it into a film. The actress turned producer explained, saying:
They’re delicate subjects… it has to be done in the right way… It has to be handled in a certain way to be great.
The new family series, The Fosters, co-created and written by Peter Paige, Brad Bredeweg, Simon Fields, and Greg Gugliotta debuts on June 6. J.Lo explained that the sitcom is rather progressive and depicts what a family might closely look like in today’s day and age, but still holds true to fundamental family values.
Although the show is about a non-traditional family and has some newer themes, it has some really basic themes as well about family and love and what’s really important in life.
Watch full interview down below.