Actress Jeniffer Lopez who starred as Ramona Vega, a veteran stripper, in the crime drama film, Hustlers, has revealed she wasn’t paid for the role.
The movie is based on New York magazine’s 2015 article “The Hustlers at Scores” by Jessica Pressler.
It is about a group of strippers who go about drugging and stealing money from traders and CEOs who visit the club.
Speaking about her role, Jennifer Lopez stated that she wasn’t paid for it.
“I do things because I love them. I didn’t get paid a whole bunch of money for Hustlers. 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.”
“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.’”