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'Hustlers' Director Lorene Scafaria Fired Extras for 'Ogling the Girls' While Filming

'Hustlers' Director Lorene Scafaria Fired Extras for 'Ogling the Girls' While Filming

Lorene Scafaria did not mess around on the set of Hustlers.

The 42-year-old director fired “a number” of extras on the set of her hit Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu-starring hit 2019 movie, actress Mercedes Ruehl revealed in a recent interview with News On Media.

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Mercedes discussed her experience shooting the movie.

“My agent tells me that Jennifer Lopez just wanted me. I don’t know if that’s true because people pump you a lot of sunshine,” she explained.

“It was five days’ work and fairly good money, et cetera, et cetera. I was very impressed by the young writer/director [Lorene Scafaria]. She knew her stuff. It was interesting to me to see a young woman. I mean, she looked like an undergraduate from Smith or Wellesley. Very attractive, very open, friendly. Obviously it was a lot of strippers and a lot of T and A and everything, and boy, did she rule with an iron hand,” she went on to say.

“There was nobody on that set who was anything but entirely respectful of all the women. In fact, the more they came out with less clothing on, the less the guys on set would look at them. They didn’t even want to get caught ogling because there were a number of extras who were fired, whether it was remarks that they made or just ogling the girls. It was my first post-Harvey [Weinstein] experience, and it was really interesting because this young woman kept a tight grasp on respect for the actresses.”

One of Jennifer Lopez‘s famous exes also recently praised her work in the film…

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