Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez Hit Up A Strip Club To Prepare For 'Hustlers'

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Jul. 16 2019, Published 4:39 p.m. ET

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Jennifer Lopez prepared for her role as a stripper in the upcoming film Hustlers in a BIG way. She and husband-to-be Alex Rodriguez visited a strip club to help her get into character.

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The movie’s writer and director Lorene Scafaria explained to Vulture how Jennifer, 49, researched for her role as Ramona.

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“She and Alex went and visited a strip club, and she was able to give me some...insights,” Lorene said.

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“The moment I finished the script, I realized, ‘Oh my God, Ramona is Jennifer Lopez,’” she revealed.

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Lorene continued, "Casting was made infinitely easier once Jennifer was attached. Everybody really, really, really wanted to work with Jennifer. That was the beauty of making this movie, too: casting what felt like the right people for each part, and watching them interact the way that they should with each other.”

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The star-studded cast also features Cardi B, Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer and Julia Stiles.

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“She’s obviously such an unbelievable dancer, but she trained so hard-core for this,” she added about the "On the Floor" singer. “Pole dancing is not like anything else. It required muscles you don’t know you have. So we did treat it a little bit like a sports movie in that way.”

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The flick is based on the 2015 New York magazine article about a group of New York strippers who scammed their wealthy Wall Street clients.

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