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In a new interview with GQ, Jennifer Lopez revealed that she wasn’t actually paid that much for Hustlers. She mentioned that she took the role and produced the film because she truly believed in it and wanted to take part in 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 was like Jenny from the Block. I do what I want, I do what I love,” she said.
“I’ve never been motivated by money. I’ve always been motivated by, ‘I wanna be a great actress, a great singer, a great dancer. I wanna make movies. I wanna make music.'” explained Lopez. “And the money came along with that. And now that people know that you have money, they go, ‘Oh, yeah right, you’re not.’But I’m not and I’m still to this day not. So to play a character, I do think because I love them.”
Lopez played Ramona, the ringleader of the group of strippers who discover they can make more money by stealing from their wealthy clients. While she explains that playing her character was very difficult, she appreciated the challenge.
Now while she didn’t get paid for her hard work, the film was quick to earn her award buzz.
Get it JLo!