“Hustlers” Role Empowers Jennifer Lopez as a Stripper

When Jennifer Lopez was cast as a stripper in the movie Hustlers, she faced a major obstacle: mastering the art of pole dancing. It was definitely one of the most challenging skills she had to learn for a role.

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In an interview with PEOPLE, Jennifer Lopez revealed that her pole dancing training was one of the most challenging experiences of her life. Despite having learned various skills for her movies, such as martial arts and shooting, pole dancing was a completely different ballgame. The physicality of the training left Lopez with bruises, chafed skin, and burns. Additionally, it’s worth noting that body makeup or tights can’t be used during pole dancing because sliding requires skin-to-pole contact. However, Lopez’s dedication to training paid off as she was able to excel in her performance. The full episode of People Cover Story: Jennifer Lopez is available for viewing on PeopleTV.com or by downloading the PeopleTV app.

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Jennifer Lopez’s role in the popular movie Hustlers has been highly praised, with her pole dancing performance as Ramona being a particular highlight. The actress is grateful for the recognition and attention from award discussions, yet admits to feeling overwhelmed by it all. As a co-producer of the film, Lopez found playing Ramona to be a valuable learning experience as the character embodied independence and self-reliance. This theme of being boundless resonated deeply with the star and served as a reminder for her to remain strong in her own life. Despite being happily engaged, Lopez feels personally empowered more than ever, having gone through a significant journey to achieve a sense of confidence and inner peace.

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