- Jennifer Lopez, 50, simply shared a YouTube video exhibiting precisely how she educated to pole dance for her upcoming function in Hustlers.
- J.Lo labored with a choreographer and mentioned it was one of many hardest issues she’s discovered to do as she exhibits off bruises. “I’ve gotten cuts and bruises from motion pictures, however I’ve by no means been bruised like this for something I’ve completed,” she mentioned.
- Hustlers premieres in theaters subsequent Friday.
Jennifer Lopez can formally add acrobatic dancing to her lengthy record of skills. The 50-year-old actress simply shared a YouTube video that documented half one in every of her coaching course of for her upcoming function as a stripper in Hustlers—and it appears to be like so intense.
For only a few brief weeks main as much as filming, Lopez educated arduous with choreographer and Cirque du Solei performer Johanna Sapakie, who introduced her private pole proper into J.Lo’s front room. As if studying to pole dance wasn’t arduous sufficient, Lopez needed to put on six-inch heels and a G-string thong come shoot day in entrance of a crowded viewers. (No stress, although!)
Lopez mentioned she actually actually wished to get into her character as lead hustler Ramona and persuade everybody that she’s a professional on the pole. “I’m not making an attempt to appear like I could possibly be in Cirque du Solei and be like a prime acrobat on the planet,” Lopez says within the video. “I’m simply making an attempt to look convincing [as if] I’ve been stripping for awhile, I’m comfy on this pole, and I’m additionally comfy with my recreation as a result of my character actually has the hustle down.
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To us, it appears to be like like J.Lo has been dancing like this for years—however after all, she has been dancing since she was younger, has spent hours acting on stage throughout her It’s My Celebration tour, and is a complete beast on the fitness center.
However pole dancing was utterly new territory: Sapakie taught J.Lo find out how to grip, slide, rotate, and transfer down the pole, all whereas sustaining easy intercourse enchantment. Naturally, J.Lo’s coach was so impressed together with her willingness to study and the way rapidly she was in a position to decide every part up—particularly whereas holding herself on the pole for 3 minutes at a time as she discovered every new transfer.