Taking on the role in Hustlers presented Jennifer Lopez with a challenging new skill to master – pole dancing. Despite her natural talent as an actress, becoming an accomplished pole dancer was no easy feat for JLo.
Jennifer Lopez recently revealed in an issue of PEOPLE that her pole dancing training was an arduous and painful journey. Despite having acquired various abilities for her movies, such as martial arts and shooting, pole dancing proved to be a new challenge for her. She had bruises all over her body and experienced chafing and burns due to the skin-to-pole contact required. She also found it difficult to ditch tights or body makeup. Nevertheless, her perseverance and hard work ultimately paid off. You can catch the entire episode of People Cover Story: Jennifer Lopez on PeopleTV.com or by downloading the PeopleTV app on your preferred gadget.
Jennifer Lopez’s exceptional portrayal of Ramona in the movie “Hustlers” has been highly praised by critics and has earned her a place on several award shortlists this season. Her pole dancing abilities in the film left a lasting impression on audiences as she embodied her character with conviction. Reflecting on her success, Jennifer was overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude for the recognition she has received. The experience of portraying Ramona has taught her an invaluable lesson about self-reliance and empowering oneself without relying on others. Despite being happily engaged to Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer feels more self-assured and content than ever before, crediting her personal journey towards self-confidence as a significant factor in her success.