It was quite a challenge for Jennifer Lopez to master the art of pole dancing for her part in Hustlers, making it clear that this must have been one of the most challenging competencies she has had to learn for a movie.
This week’s issue of PEOPLE has recognized Jennifer Lopez as one of their People of the Year. In an interview, she discussed how challenging and painful her training for pole dancing was, even though she had learned various skills for her roles in movies such as martial arts and shooting. She revealed that pole dancing was entirely different from anything she had done before and shared the bruises, chafing, and burns she suffered during her training. Lopez emphasized that people usually don’t realize that body makeup or tights can’t be worn during pole dancing since it requires skin-to-pole contact. Despite the difficulties, she worked hard, and her efforts paid off. You can watch the full episode of the People Cover Story: Jennifer Lopez on PeopleTV.com or by downloading the PeopleTV app on your favorite device.
Jennifer Lopez’s stunning performance in the movie Hustlers not only impressed her fans with her pole dancing skills but also caught the attention of film critics who are now considering her for awards this season. As an actress and co-producer of the film, Jennifer expressed her gratitude for the recognition and called it an overwhelming honor. Portraying the character of Ramona in the movie had a significant impact on Jennifer, who was inspired by the character’s independence and self-reliance. This theme of strength and limitlessness is something that she has embraced in her own life, despite being happily engaged to Alex Rodriguez, a former baseball player. Jennifer now feels more empowered than ever before and is comfortable in her own skin, acknowledging that it was a journey to reach this point.