Jennifer Lopez worked for ‘free’ on ‘Hustlers’

Jennifer Lopez worked on Hustlers “for free”.

The 50-year-old singer and actress produced the all-female crime movie and she starred in it as a stripper named Ramona, but has said she “didn’t get paid a whole bunch of money” for the work she did on the flick.

“I did it for free and produced it. I bank on myself.”

— Jennifer Lopez

She said: “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’s the Jenny From The Block. I do what I want, I do what I love. But it was kind of a really different mindset to get into to play Ramona.”

Despite not making much money from the film, Jennifer found it “empowering” to play Ramona because the character was “so self-sufficient” and “independent”.

She added: “For me, who grew up with my sister sleeping in the same bed, and then went from one relationship to the other, playing that character, and having to be that independent and in charge, I was just like, ‘God, this is so empowering.’ “