Jennifer Lopez as Shira in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

If you still don't know, the hot Jennifer Lopez is joining the fourth installment of the hit "ICE AGE". Jennifer Lopez plays Shira, a beautiful saber tooth pirate. So you ask why is there a pirate in it? Well, in the “Ice Age: Continental Drift” headed by its three heroes from different species namely Manny the mammoth, Diego the tiger and Sid the sloth, they face a chilling adventure against a group of pirate in the cold seas. 

Scrat being responsible of subdividing land masses into seven continents. Manny getting separated from his family, the group now face an all-new adventure and a thrilling ride into the far end of the seas. 

Shira then gets separated from her pirate group and their leader a prehistoric orangutan named Captain Gutt (Peter Drinklage). Diego appeals that Shira joins in the crew, and Shira has to decide if she wants to stay or not. Manny and Sid was hesitant at first and Shira slowly falling for Diego as they were on a journey to find their way home. But Love is never simple, especially for sabre-toothed tigers. 

According to Lopez, she was excited about joining the “Ice Age” team, especially as an empowered figure. “ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT is a poignant, fun, exciting and sweet story, and I love playing strong female characters like Shira,” she explains. Jennifer also shares that Diego and Shira are destined to join forces. “The two characters have a similar backstory,” she explains. “Diego left his pack of sabre-toothed tigers in the first film, and Shira had left hers because she didn’t like the pack mentality. Shira felt like she didn’t belong anywhere until she joined the pirates. Eventually she realizes the pirates are out for themselves, and she must make a choice between staying with them or starting a new life with Diego.” And as we all know, Diego can be very convincing. 

Check out the trailer below, but first, If you want some words from J. Lo’s Shira, check out the interview below.

Q: Great to meet you Shira. You’ve got such a beautiful shiny coat.
Shira: Purr… Thank you very much (licks paws).

Q: You’re new to the Ice Age gang. What did you make of them at first?
Shira: That pack of misfits? A sloth, a mammoth and a sabre-toothed tiger – it’s like the start of a really bad joke. No, I’m just kidding with you. Those guys are the best thing that ever happened to me. They gave me back my freedom… Well, after they locked me in a prison cave that is.

Q: Prison cave? What happened?
Shira: Oh, it’s a long story. Let’s just say I’d fallen in with a bad crowd and had some deep-seated trust issues.

Q: By a bad crowd, do you mean Captain Gutt and his revolting crew of pirates?
Shira: I’d really rather not talk about that phase of my life. It’s in the past now.

Q: We hear you’re quite a warrior princess. Is that true?
Shira: I can hold my own (strokes whiskers). All those years on a pirate ship did at least teach me how to fight. It was survival of the fittest out there, not survival of the friendliest.

Q: Not just a pretty kitty then?
Shira: Hissss! Everyone knows the female of the species is more deadly than the male. So you’d better watch out (growls).

Q: Oh come on, you two are blatantly having some kind of romance. Admit it – you melted his ice-cold heart didn’t you?
Shira: I’ll tell you what. If you can run to the top of that vertical cliff face and back in under 30 seconds, I’ll tell you anything you want.
and now, check out one of the many trailers. 

“Ice Age 4: Continental Drift” opens July 12 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. 

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