It is no secret that Jennifer Lopez is an incredible dancer, so the fact that she picked up pole dancing for “Hustlers” easily makes sense.
Lopez’s personal trainer and choreographer, Johanna Sapakie, told Us Weekly that JLo “progressed very quickly” when learning the dance form.
“Anybody that starts pole starts at level one because they’ve never done it before. So Jennifer, just like everyone else, started at square one,” Sapakie told the publication. “She has an incredible work ethic and she is determined to be great, and so she progressed very quickly.”
She added, “I would say within the course of the two and a half to three months we were working together, she really achieved everything she wanted to.”
Lili Reinhart, Cardi B, Constance Wu and Keke Palmer all join Lopez in the movie about a group of exotic dancers who take advantage of their clientele.
“I think Jennifer convincingly sells the idea that she is a dominant pole artist for this movie,” Sapakie said.
Lopez gave her training her all as she would “spend an hour with [Sapakie] doing pole choreography” before seeing her personal trainer, Dodd Romero for her workout to “make sure her body was in shape for the movie.”
The “On The Floor” singer had at least two hours of exercise a day. “At the same time to she was also working on her ‘It’s My Party’ tour,” she added. “So she’s doing rehearsals for that.”
“Her and A-Rod love to be really active so they’re always doing things,” she said. “I mean it’s just constant motion.”
“In the course of the [time] we were working together in preparation for the movie, everything just got really tight and really toned. I mean she’s in the best shape of her life.”
“Hustlers” is coming to the Toronto International Film Festival and it hits theatres on Sept. 12.