Actor-singer Jennifer Lopez who is much more familiar to doing stage shows feels that a lot more was required for her role as a stripper in the forthcoming film ‘Hustlers.’
“I’m used to being on stage in sexy costumes, but I have three layers of tights and fishnets and a bodysuit,” the star said in an interview with ES Magazine, reported People.
“It was a brand-new feeling to come out practically naked, in front of all those men — 300 extras hooting and hollering — and dance for money. There’s something liberating and empowering about it, but you’re really out there, physically, emotionally and psychologically,” she added.
The singer who celebrated her 50th birthday in July also opened up to the magazine about her recent milestone.
In 2012, Forbes ranked her as the most powerful celebrity in the world, as well as the 38th most powerful woman in the world. Time listed her among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018. Her most successful singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 include: “If You Had My Love”, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”, “I’m Real”, “Ain’t It Funny”, “Jenny from the Block”, “All I Have”, and “On the Floor”, which is one of the best-selling singles of all time.
“Did I think I would be doing this at 50? I didn’t think I’d stop, but I didn’t know that it would be the best moment of my life,” she shared. “We’re conditioned to think, as women, that it would be over by now. And the truth is, it’s not like that at all. I find myself growing and getting better every year and that’s exciting.”
In the highly anticipated film, Lopez stars alongside Constance Wu, Cardi B, Lili Reinhart and Keke Palmer, among others. The film chronicles the life of Lopez’s character Ramona, the head of a successful strip club, as she aims to get the upper hand on her Wall Street clients with the help of her crew.