Jennifer Lopez had a big challenge when she landed the role of a stripper in the movie Hustlers. She had to conquer the difficult task of pole dancing, which proved to be one of the most challenging skills she had to learn for the role.
In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Jennifer Lopez shared that her pole dancing training was one of the most demanding experiences she has ever had. Despite mastering various skills like martial arts and shooting for her films, pole dancing posed a completely different challenge. The intense physicality of the training left Lopez with bruises, chafing, and burns. It’s worth noting that body makeup or tights were not allowed during pole dancing as sliding down the pole requires skin-to-pole contact. However, Lopez’s commitment to training paid off, allowing her to excel in her performance. You can watch the complete episode of People Cover Story: Jennifer Lopez on PeopleTV.com or by downloading the PeopleTV app.
Jennifer Lopez has received immense appreciation for her portrayal of Ramona in the movie Hustlers, especially for her pole dancing skills. Despite being grateful for the attention and recognition she has received, the actress admits to feeling overwhelmed by it all. As a co-producer of the film, Jennifer found playing Ramona to be a valuable learning experience, as the character embodies independence and self-reliance, which resonated deeply with the star. This theme of being boundless motivated Jennifer to remain strong in her own life. Despite being happily engaged, Jennifer feels more personally empowered than ever, having gone through a significant journey to achieve a sense of confidence and inner peace.