Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez have spilt some intel about their upcoming movie Hustlers while talking about how difficult it was to learn dancing for the former. Carbi B has been a former striper before becoming a popular lead singer.
In the movie, Constance Wu plays Destiny, a single mother who turns to become stripper. Constance Wu also shared that she initially struggled to master the lap dance technique. There’s one scene in the film which shows her seeking help from current rap superstar and real life ex-stripper Cardi B where she’s teaching her how to give her a lap dance.
Unfortunately, this particular scene wasn’t too difficult to carry out because according to Constance Wu, she lacks the same skills in real life. But Cardi B was a huge help. She knew the job and how to do it well, and she definitely taught her.
If you are curious to see how Cardi B’s lap dance lessons transformed Constance Wu into a skilled dancer, wait but not for long as the movie is set to be released on September 13.
About The Movie
Inspired by a true story, ‘Hustlers’ is a revenge tale of a group of strip-club employees who conspires against their wealthiest clients to steal money from them by drugging and robbing. The new female-led movie stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Cardi B and more.
The writer and director of the film, Lorene Scafaria said that this story represents an empathetic look at women and men, their gender roles, what they’re valued for, what had been told in every single TV show and movie ever. It’s a setting that people have used time and time again and have only seen one side, for the most part.
It’s certainly a period piece also, about 2007 and 2008, financial crisis and how it changed that industry – and those women.
The trailer for Hustlers is officially out. The opening scene shows Jennifer Lopez teaching Constance Wu how to pole-dance. Then it shows why they all wanted to get in on this con in the beginning. Also including champagne showers, shopping trips, a police station, and Cardi B song playing throughout.
Not much is known about the celebrities roles in the movie, but Julia Stiles revealed that she’s playing Jessica Pressler, the journalist who covers the story and interviews the dancers. And Jennifer Lopez is set to star as the ringleader of the group, Ramona. She is also one of the producers on the film.
The Exciting Cast
The film cast got even more exciting. The American singer and rapper Lizzo portrays Liz, a flute-playing dancer. She is making her onscreen debut from this movie. The film also shows supporting actresses Keke Palmer and Lili Reinhart playing the role of Mercedes and Annabelle, two naive dancers and Ramona’s associates.
Other supporting actresses Trace Lysette has taken on the role of Tracey, Madeline Brewer will play Dawn, newcomer Mette Towley will bring Justice to life and Stormi Maya will delight audiences as Angel.
Cardi B is also making her acting debut in this movie. She plays Diamond, one of the club strippers.
But she isn’t in much of the film as she only spent one day on set due to her busy schedules. Singer-songwriter Usher will also appear, possibly as himself. To round everything, actors Frank Whaley, Brandon Keener, Steven Boyer and Jon Glaser will also have parts in the film in various states of the movie.
One big reason that this story saw the light of the day was because of the work of journalist Jessica Pressler, who wrote an article titled “ in New York Magazine at the end of 2015.
The actresses had to learn to dance like strippers for the film. Some of the cast members took pole-dancing lessons for their roles in the film. Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez all talked about how fun it was for them to do the whole filming.
Jennifer Lopez told that pole dancing was one of the most challenging things she have ever done. Lili Reinhart and Keke Palmer also took pole-dancing lessons for the film.