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In a new interview with Vulture, ‘Hustlers’ director Lorene Scafaria revealed Jennifer Lopez took trips to strip clubs to prepare for her role in the film.
Lorene Scafaria revealed that J. Lo took her role so seriously that she not only physically trained but decided to take field trips to strip clubs to get”insight” as well.
“She’s obviously such an unbelievable dancer, but she trained so hard-core for this. Pole dancing is not like anything else. It required muscles you don’t know you have. So we did treat it a little bit like a sports movie in that way,” Scafaria told
.”She and Alex went and visited a strip club, and she was able to give me some … insights.”
J. Lo plays Ramona, the strip club matriarch and the criminal mastermind in the crew, a role Scafaria knew would be a perfect fit for J.Lo when she finished writing the script.
“Jennifer Lopez is Ramona. The two of them are the same; they have all of these similar qualities. It has to be her,” the director continued. And everyone on the cast agreed.”Everybody really, really, really wanted to work with Jennifer. That was the beauty of making this movie, too: casting what felt like the right people for each part, and watching them interact the way that they should with each other.”
Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu on the set of
In addition to J. Lo,
also stars former stripper-turned-rap-superstar Cardi B, Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, and Madeline Brewer
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