06/26/2014 02:12 pm ET Updated Jun 27, 2014

Jennifer Lopez Reveals Who She Wants To Play Her In Biopic

Jennifer Lopez’s career may come full circle.

The Nuyorican star, who had her breakthrough role depicting Tejano star Selena Quintanilla in the memorable 1997 biographical drama, recently revealed to Newsday who she would like to play her in a future biopic.

On Monday, the daily reported that when it came to who she’d like to be portrayed by in a biographical movie, J.Lo would choose the star who was named after the fallen Tex-Mex star she depicted almost two decades ago.

"I would want Selena Gomez to play me in a movie," Lopez, 44, told Newsday. "She is a cutie."

Seventeen years after her role in “Selena,” J.Lo has found success with eight studio albums, several movie roles and her work as executive producer of the ABC Family series “The Fosters.” The pop icon released her latest album, “A.K.A,” on June 17, but said that the music industry is not what it use to be.

"It used to be like this big magical world, almost like Oz, when you'd make a record," Lopez told the Associated Press. “(It) was like anything was possible.”

Lopez experienced hit after hit in the late 1990s, after the release of her debut album “On The 6.” Record labels now, according to the singer, aren’t so generous.

“Now, it's like, 'We'll see if we can do that and we can give you this much.’ And you're like, 'Wow, OK. So how am I gonna do that?' It's a whole different mind-set," J.Lo added.



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