Date: 27th February 2003

Jennifer Lopez in London for premiere

Jennifer Lopez has drawn crowds at the UK gala premiere of her new film Maid In Manhattan (2002).

The romantic comedy tells the story of a struggling hotel housekeeper who falls for a rising politician.

Her co-star Ralph Fiennes was also at the screening at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.

Lopez spent 20 minutes greeting the 2,000-strong crowd who had turned out to see her.

Dressed in a revealing beige Yves Saint Laurent dress and a white fur jacket, she looked stunning as she posed on the red carpet with Fiennes.

She is rumoured to have swept into town last night with an entourage of 35 which included security guards, make-up artists, hairdressers, a personal fitness trainer and a dietary adviser.

She told reporters she identifies with her character in the film: "That's who I am. I started out in the Bronx, I know what it's like to get on the train everyday and work 9-to-5 and to have dreams and aspirations. I definitely see a lot of me in the character."

Ben Affleck, did not accompany her to the premier - instead, she came along with her mother. Other celebrities at the showing included Mis-Teeq and Bob Hoskins.

Source: Press Release