Jennifer Lopez has revealed that she starred in the stripper movie, Hustlers – for free!
Yes. You read that right!
J.Lo says she did not receive a check for her part in the movie, but that she was happy to do it.
“I do things because I love them. I didn’t get paid a whole bunch of money for Hustlers,” she told GQ. “I did it for free and produced it. I bank on myself. That’s the Jenny From the Block. I do what I want, I do what I love. But it was kind of a really different mindset to get into to play Ramona.”
Lopez says the role was “empowering.”
“Whether she was doing great things or bad things, she was very clear about what she wanted and what her goals were. And that she could do it on her own. Like, you never see a man in her life. There’s men. But she was so self-sufficient. For me, who grew up with my sister sleeping in the same bed, and then went from one relationship to the other, playing that character, and having to be that independent and in charge, I was just like, ‘God, this is so empowering.