Jennifer Lopez and Wesley Snipes attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation Benefit Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City
on January 28, 1995.
Jennifer and Wesley costarred in Money Train (1995). They had a steamy sex scene; Jennifer later complained that Woody Harrelson and Snipes were constantly hitting on her during filming. She told Movieline in 1998 that Woody was funny about it, but Wesley came on to her strong:
“Wesley–even though I had a boyfriend at the time–went full court press. He was flirting with me–you always flirt with your costars, it’s harmless–then he just started getting a little more serious. He would invite us all out together and then at the end of the night, he’d drop me off last and try to kiss me. I’d be like, ‘Wesley, please, I’m not interested in you like that.’ He got really upset about it. His ego was totally bruised. He wouldn’t talk to me for two months. I was like, ‘What an asshole.’ Actors are used to getting their way and to treating women like objects. They’re so used to hearing the word ‘Yes.’”
Also in a 1998 interview with Movieline, Wesley responded to her accusations:
“What happened was, she had never done a love scene before. She was absolutely terrified. I was given instructions from the director to make her feel good. That was my job… I tried to make her comfortable – took her to dinner, talked. I knew people would look at the screen and say either, “They have chemistry,” or, “They don’t.” I told her, if she took my advice we’d do a wonderful, erotic scene. And if it wasn’t a good love scene, they’d edit around her and throw it on the floor. And that’s exactly what happened. She tried to make it seem like I was using the craft just to get into her pants, and that really offended me. That’s why I didn’t say nothin’ to her.”