PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 23: Dancer Casper Smart and Singer Jennifer Lopez with Moet & Chandon at Celebrity Fight Night XIX at JW
Michael Kovac

Jennifer Lopez imagines the Boston Marathon bombings could be potential movie magic—if done the right way.

"It’s such a tragic thing and so unthinkable you would think 'it would make for a great movie.'"—air quotes on the great movie line—"But at the end of the day, it has to be handled in a certain way to be great,” she told ET during an interview promoting her executive producer role on ABC Family drama The Fosters.

"They're delicate subjects because there’s so much emotion that surrounds them," the actress-singer added. "It has to be done in the right way."

And J.Lo knows a thing or two about handling a tragedy with class. She starred in a beloved biopic to late Latin pop singer Selena soon after her death in 1997. But was it too soon?

"It's funny. When I did the movie Selena, I was cast a year after she passed away," J. Lo said, teary-eyed. "Two years after that, it was out. That was such a tragedy for her family and the music community. It’s something you have to kind of feel out."

Way to go, J.Lo. Clearly the media training has paid off.