Jennifer Lopez shows off toned body, stripping skills as she does vertical split in behind-the-scenes video of 'Hustlers'

The actress said being naked for the shoot was 'liberating' as 'Hustlers' is hitting all the right notes in the box office.

                            Jennifer Lopez shows off toned body, stripping skills as she does vertical split in behind-the-scenes video of 'Hustlers'
Jennifer Lopez (Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez's latest film 'Hustlers' is making waves at the box office and is on course to pull in a cool $32 million for its opening weekend in the US  and a recently released behind-the-scenes video on the making of the movie shows why it's already being touted for the Oscars.

In the video, Jennifer Lopez, 50, can be seen sporting sexy lingerie and demonstrating her phenomenal stripping skills, including a snippet of when she nonchalantly performs a full split on stage amidst hundreds of dollar bills and a hooting audience.

In one of the scenes, Lopez wears a plunging sequin tasseled bodysuit, with a coordinating jacket draped over her shoulders. She then discards the jacket and shows off her curvaceous figure in a thong bodysuit.



In another scene, with R&B star Usher, she dons a one-shouldered Grecian style white maxi dress, which featured a bold split and a large cut-out section, and left her washboard abs on full display.

'Hustlers' stars Lopez as Ramona Vega, a veteran stripper, who mentors new dancer Destiny (Constance Wu) on navigating around the wealthy Wall Street clientele who frequent the club.

The film, based on New York magazine's 2015 article 'The Hustlers at Scores,' also stars Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, and Cardi B as strippers, and follows the group as they start stealing money by drugging stock traders and CEOs who visit their club, then running up their credit cards.

In an interview with ES magazine, Lopez revealed that she felt "liberated and empowered" while shooting some of those sizzling scenes. 

"I'm used to being on stage in sexy costumes, but I have three layers of tights and fishnets and a bodysuit," she said. "It was a brand-new feeling to come out practically naked, in front of all those men - 300 extras hooting and hollering - and dance for money. There's something liberating and empowering about it, but you're really out there, physically, emotionally and psychologically."

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