NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood star Jennifer Lopez says the intense attention she received last year left her feeling burned out and eager to stay out of the media's glare.
"It definitely reached a fever pitch," the "Shall We Dance?" star said, commenting on coverage of her stormy relationship with Ben Affleck.
"I felt like there was a time there -- and not just last year, but building up -- where it was out of control," the singer/actress said at a recent New York news conference where she declined to discuss details of her recent marriage to singer Marc Anthony. "What was this thing, this thing that had become me? I didn't like it. I always dealt well with it, but it came to a point where, you know what? I'm at a different point in my life right now. I'm a little bit older and I like to think a little bit wiser and more mature and I like to think I've learned from those experiences. And that's where I'm at. I think that's going to be reflected in the choices that I make."