Jennifer Lopez rejects the slander that she had a body double for ‘Hustlers’

Jennifer Lopez at the 2019 IFP Gotham Awards

It is my hope and belief that Jennifer Lopez walks into the Oscars as a sure thing for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Hustlers. Hustlers is a good movie with a GREAT performance by Jennifer. Every now and then, she’ll remind us that she can really ACT. She did it in Out of Sight and Selena. And she did it again in Hustlers. But let’s also be honest: Jennifer will likely win an Oscar based on her first scene in the film, where she does the most amazing dance on the stage, with the stripper pole. It was one of the greatest moments in cinema this decade, and I’m not even f–king joking. But some people – HATERS and Mariah Carey fans – want to make us believe that Jennifer had some kind of body double or dancer-double in the stripping scene. NO. We will not stand for this slander. Jennifer Lopez isn’t about to “pull a Natalie Portman” and win an Oscar based on someone else’s dance.

Jennifer was on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night, and he asked her about That Scene, how Jennifer asked that the scene be added to the script and how there was NOT a body double. You can see that part around the 5-minute mark, but the whole interview is good.

When Fallon mentions that she did not have a body double, Jennifer tells him “I have the bruises, I took pictures to prove it…I said, ‘I don’t care if I look like a bat hanging upside down’ my face is crunched, ‘make sure you get me,’ I don’t want anybody thinking…” Yeah. It’s ALL J.Lo. And it is glorious and Oscar-worthy! Anyway, she’s the host for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Here are some promo videos:

Jennifer Lopez is a fashion queen handling business in The Big Apple

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  1. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Can we also stop with all the Natalie Portman slander? Sis didnt have a body double for her ACTING. Which was fantastic in that film and she earned that Oscar.

    • Eliza_ says:

      Agreed. It takes a lifetime of training and raw talent to be a prima ballerina. So what if all the far away shots are of an actual professional? The audience could then appreciate the overall difficulty of the dance. The character and acting was Portman.

    • Alisha says:

      The issue with Natalie was not that she used a double, it was that she tried to take credit for doing all the dancing herself. I distinctly remember interviews with her during her Oscar run where she played off like she did all of it on her own. There is no shame in not doing your own stunts since that is what a lot of actors do, but I think she was really pushing extra hard for the method angle for the Oscar and she got called out for it.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        That may be true – but people are still out here claiming she only won because of the dancing. Which is just silly.

      • DragonWise says:

        You’re right, Alisha. I remember that, too. No one would have had a problem if she had been honest from the beginning, but she totally did play it off like she did it all herself.

  2. BANANIE says:

    That scene was incredible but I thought the movie was just okay. Tone was uneven and while I love J. Lo and her acting was good, it wasn’t some kind of revelation IMHO.

  3. DiegoInSF says:

    Yeah, it’s obvious she did it all. And she has the most athletic body so I don’t know anyone who would think she had a double. Lol at Mariah Carey fans, 😂😂!

  4. Jadedone says:

    I really enjoyed hustlers and thought Jlo was amazing in it but I have hard time believing she will win an oscar for this role only bc she plays a woman who scammed rich men……rich men just like the oscar voters.

  5. Rapunzel says:

    Constance Wu really brought Hustlers down. The others rocked it.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      This. Lol I have no doubt Jlo rocked her real live booty, because we’ve been watching her rock that booty since the 90s. It was a good scene. True. But not Oscar worthy. And the movie isn’t Oscar worthy either. But I will say how happy it made me to watch a group of females lead the story from start to finish. That success alone is noteworthy and deserves to be appreciated. Wu was wrongly cast however.

  6. Kimberly says:

    I don’t think her performance was oscar worthy. Sorry.

    the awards are paid for by the studios and not earned anyways, so they’re not a big deal anymore.

    • Lee says:

      I agree with you. I watched it, it was a decent movie but I didn’t get all the hype around it or JLo’s performance.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      I disagree with you, sorry. 🙂

    • Kosmos says:

      I’m sorry, people, but I have never been able to tolerate JLo or anything she does. I will say that she has dance skills, but not so much acting, and definitely not singing. But mostly, I do not like her personality, her vibe, her tendency to push others out of the way, and that sort of thing. There are many women I admire in the celebrity world, but JLo is not one of them, sorry. This movie is just super hyped by PR people, don’t be fooled.

  7. Sorella says:

    EVERYBODY I know who saw it thought the movie was just ok and that she doens’t deserve an Oscar at all.

  8. ME says:

    Come on we all know this woman does NOT need a body double !!!

  9. shells_bells says:

    I finally watched Hustlers this weekend and was SOOOO underwhelmed. JLo looks FANTASTIC, but it kind of felt like she was playing a version of herself and not really acting. Constance Wu was really bland and I found myself watching the clock wishing it was over. I did, however, really enjoy the soundtrack.

  10. Suzieq359 says:

    Lopez didn’t do her own singing on her biggest hits so why is it hard to believe she had a body double? But she has always been a good dancer. That’s her true talent.

  11. Meg says:

    I really have always loved her confidence and fun with fashion, she poses so hard. She loves fame and life and falling in love and doesnt apologize

  12. G says:

    Worked the film. She had a double. But she’ll deny that even though there were hundreds of people working that film and saw the truth. But that’s actors for you. They have egos. Funny enough, Constance was the bigger diva and quite rude.