Jennifer Lopez went to strip clubs
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 September 2019
Jennifer Lopez visited strip clubs with Alex Rodriguez and spoke with the dancers there to research 'Hustlers'
Jennifer Lopez visited strip clubs with Alex Rodriguez to research 'Hustlers'.
The 50-year-old singer-and-actress portrays an exotic dancer who is out to con her wealthy clients in the movie and she spent a lot of time talking to women who do the job for real in order to understand them.
She said: "I visited strip clubs. I would meet the girls backstage and listen to what it was like to have a career as a dancer.
"I think it would surprise people – although it shouldn't – that most of these women are just trying to get by and their struggles are 100% relatable...
"We set it up in advance and would go to a quiet booth in the corner.
"My team said, 'Jennifer just wants to observe some things. She's doing a movie and we'd love to talk to some of the girls.
"Alex went with me, and my sister, as well as a couple of other people. We all went in together."
But the 'On the Floor' hitmaker did her best not to get noticed in the clubs.
She told Britain's OK! magazine: "Did I go in with my glam squad entourage? No. I get all dressed up and I bring all these people to interviews, so that I look nice when I come into an interview room.
"But in the strip club, no. We went much more low-key."
Jennifer also had to learn to pole dance for the movie and is still feeling the effects of the gruelling moves.
She said: "It's always difficult to learn a different technique.
"I trained for almost six months and I had a portable strip pole in every city I visited. It was like acrobatics.
"It's crazy because you can fall down and drop on your head.
"You get bruises everywhere and my shoulders and back are still recovering."