Jennifer Lopez Claims She ‘Didn’t Get Paid’ to Star in ‘Hustlers’: ‘I Did It for Free’
“I didn’t get paid a whole bunch of money for Hustlers,” the singer, 50, claimed to GQOpens in a new Window. in a video published on Monday, November 18. “I did it for free and produced it. Like Jenny from the Block — I do what I love.”
“It became a movement,” she told the magazine. “This is our movie, where we run s–t. They know it’s all women producers, woman director, woman writer, all women starring in it. We’ve been watching men take advantage of women in movies for a long time, so it was a fun ride to see the tables turned.”
In the film, which hit theaters in September, the Grammy nominee played a veteran stripper named Ramona Vega who banded together a group of coworkers to steal money from their wealthy clients.
“The movies that I look for now, I’m looking for not just interesting and multilayered characters, which Ramona really was, but something that tells you about what’s going on in the culture,” Lopez explained in her accompanying GQ “2019 Men of the Year” cover story. “So the whole idea of the Wall Street guys was interesting to me. These girls are cheating them, but these guys are cheating everybody! So what it says about that world, and men and women, and gender roles, all of that made me feel that this could be an interesting movie, as opposed to just a character piece.”……..read more
Source: US Weekly