Lopez is set to star as a former stripper in the upcoming film Hustler, which is based on the New York Magazine story “The Hustlers of Scores.”
The film tells the true story of a group of former exotic dancers who developed a scheme to steal tens of thousands of dollars from their wealthy Wall Street clients. Lopez will play the group’s ringleader.
To prepare for the role, Lopez installed a pole in her house and hired a Cirque du Soleil performer to teach her everything she needs to know about pole dancing.
While Lopez is a seasoned dancer, she admitted that pole dancing is a different beast. “I have bruises everywhere,” she said. “It’s so hard. I have a lot of respect for people who do the pole.”
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