Jennifer Lopez dishes on kissing Matthew McConaughey during 'Wedding Planner' reunion

Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY
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Jennifer Lopez is kissing and telling.

The star reunited with Matthew McConaughey virtually on Instagram Live Tuesday in celebration of the 20th anniversary of "The Wedding Planner." The duo reminisced about their time making the hit romantic comedy, from their instant connection to a memorable kissing scene.

“It still feels like just yesterday we were in the middle of that field with the movie theater,” said Lopez, who played the impeccable wedding planner Mary Fiore in the film. "Do you remember doing that scene where you were about to kiss me?"

She continued: "You said, 'Miss Lopez, I'm going to kiss you now.' And I said, 'OK, let's do it. Let's hit it.'"

McConaughey, who played doctor Steve Edison, couldn't believe that two decades have passed: "When you say it's been 20 years… I was going over the math. That's a while ago."

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Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Lopez have a meet-cute over a dumpster incident in the romantic comedy "The Wedding Planner."
Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Lopez have a meet-cute over a dumpster incident in the romantic comedy "The Wedding Planner."

Despite mediocre reviews from critics, "The Wedding Planner" topped the box office upon its release in January 2001, grossing over $94 million worldwide. The same week, Lopez's sophomore album "J-Lo" hit No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, making Lopez the first and only actress to have both the No. 1 album and film in the same week.

Lopez noted how she and McConaughey, now both 51, had an instantaneous connection that led to their onscreen chemistry.

"I so enjoyed working with you," she continued. "We had such a nice rapport and chemistry. We were somewhat at the beginning of our careers at that time. It was exciting to be working on any movie. I still feel that way. It was a magical time. I'm such a romantic, too, that working on those types of movies have a real feel for me."

McConaughey said he remembered his co-star's dedication on set and how she had her character's choreography during a dancing scene "down."

"You prepare so well for everything you do," McConaughey said. "I love your intentionality, I love how deliberate you are."

McConaughey joked that "The Wedding Planner" was "the last of the rom-coms," but Lopez said she's "trying to keep them alive" by starring in more romantic comedies. She's set to appear in "Marry Me" opposite Owen Wilson (set for release in May) and "Shotgun Wedding," which Lopez said she'll film in a "bubble" soon.

"Shotgun Wedding" was set to co-star Armie Hammer, who recently dropped out of the project after online allegations surfaced against him.

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