The 49-year-old Second Act actress spoke about Cooper’s directorial debut to Extra saying she and Smith had “talked about it and talked about developing the script.”
“It just never took off,” she explained. “Projects are like that.”
Despite the missed opportunity, Lopez said she was “really proud of Bradley” for “directing his first film and doing it.”
“We’re friends, and watching Lady Gaga do her thing in the movie, it’s just great,” she added.