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Jennifer Lopez Considered Stripping When She Started as a Dancer

Jennifer Lopez Considered Stripping When She Started as a Dancer

Jennifer Lopez is on the cover of W Magazine‘s Volume 1. Best Performances issue, out on newsstands on February 4.

Here’s what the Hustlers star had to say…

On Hustlers: “I was a little nervous about doing this movie because I had never played someone this dark or complicated. I liked that Ramona, the character I play, and the other strippers were looked at as equals to their patrons, the guys on Wall Street.”

On her character: “Ramona reminded me of that girlfriend we all have who is exciting but can also get you into trouble. You always miss that friend when she’s gone, but when you get together, you worry you might find yourself in some crazy situation. That’s Ramona.”

On considering stripping earlier in her career as a dancer: “I did. There was a moment in my life when my friends, who were also dancers, told me about making thousands of dollars at clubs in New Jersey. They said, “You won’t need to be topless.” It sounded awfully good when I was broke and eating pizza every day, but I never did it.”

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Credit: Juergen Teller; Photos: W Magazine
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