Jennifer Lopez has conquered the worlds of music, film, and television, but can she conquer the pole?
That’s the question posed in a new behind-the-scenes video for J.Lo’s latest flick “Hustlers”, set in the world of strip clubs and exotic dancers with an A-list cast that includes Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Cardi B, and Lizzo.
The 13-minute video features highlights from the two gruelling months of training that Lopez, 50, undertook to master pole dancing, which is not as easy as the pros make it seem.
Working with a professional pole dancer, J.Lo sets up a pole in the middle of her living room as she practises all manner of sexy strip-club moves.
“This is just as hard as anything I’ve ever learned,” Lopez says as she points out the bruises on her shins and inner thighs. “It might be one of the hardest.”
Her dancing skills pay off when she calls fiance Alex Rodriguez to brag about her progress.
“Baby, I was upside down on the pole today!” she tells A-Rod. “Very difficult lifting yourself up but we did it!”
“Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, ‘Hustlers’ follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients,” reads the synopsis for the upcoming film.
“Hustlers” will make its debut Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theatres on September 13.