Jennifer Lopez works the pole in brand new clip from movie 'Hustlers'
Jennifer Lopez is a true all-round megastar and a bona fide triple threat - singing, acting and pole dancing, apparently. Yep, in her upcoming movie Hustlers, J.Lo shows us that being adept at the art form is just another item on her already-impressive resume - as if any of us really had any doubts about that.
The film focusses on a group of former strip club workers who band together to hustle some of their more high-profile clients. And to gear up for the movie's release in September, STX Entertainment has released a brand new clip from Hustlers.
In it, Lopez showcases her pole-dancing proficiency as her character Ramona teaches Destiny (played by Crazy Rich Asians' Constance Wu) a few moves. So if a pole dance tutorial from none other than Jenny from the Block is right up your street, then you're in for an absolute treat!
Watch Jennifer Lopez work the pole in this brand new clip from the movie:
In order to perfect her skills and prepare her for her big pole solo in the movie, the On The Floor singer received extensive training from choreographer Johanna Sapakie.
According to Harper's Bazaar, Sapakie began working with Lopez two and a half months before she started filming. They trained about two to three times a week with hour-long sessions, depending on the actress' busy schedule. Incredibly, Lopez was in the middle of a world tour at the time and had plenty of other projects to contend with.
"That was the point of making sure she had a pole in any city she was in. And I would go to her wherever she was at, so that within for a crazy busy schedule, we would lock out a pole training," Sapakie said in an interview with the publication.
The star-studded cast also includes former Disney starlet Keke Palmer, Riverdale's Lili Reinhart, and Cardi B. Plus the movie features appearances from Academy Award-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl, Julia Stiles from the Bourne franchise, Trace Lysette from Amazon's Transparent, Mette Towley and Madeline Brewer from The Handmaid’s Tale.
Hustlers hits theatres on September 13.