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(USA TODAY) -- Whatever Jennifer Lopez is having, we'll take double. Actually, make thattriple.

The mom of twins Max and Emme, 4, is stunning in person. She's clad in aminiskirt and thigh-high Christian Louboutin boots, on an incredibly frigidmorning in Manhattan.

Lopez, in town to promote the heist thriller Parker, is sweet andchatty. A few highlights from our morning conversation:

On playing a bankrupt divorcee in the movie: "What I needed in thatmoment was (to know) that it all gets better. You just have to hang in there. Itgets better. When (director Taylor Hackford) first called me (about the role), Iwasn't thinking about divorce at all. Suddenly it happened and my whole worldfell apart and then I had this therapy of this character. Everything happens fora reason. It's true. It actually is true."

On her boyfriend, Casper Smart: "He's a nice person. My life is reallygood right now. I'm at a point where I'm able to make decisions based on what Ireally want to do. I'm making decisions based on what I feel, which is neverwrong no matter what the outcome is."

On her split from singer Marc Anthony: "When I did the movie, I hadjust decided to get divorced myself. I felt in that low place. It was the worsttime in my life, as well. (Emme and Max) didn't know anything. They're startingto figure it out now, a year and a half later. They were just 3 at the time."

On what's next for her: "Movies. I'm going to focus on films rightnow. I'm working on a new album but I feel like I have more time on that. Imight do a Christmas album. This is going to be my 10th album. It has to begreat or I'm not putting it out. I'm never not working on music."