Her new movie, Hustlers, opened the box office to enormous numbers, chattering that her part as a stripper-turned-criminal mastermind might earn her an Oscar nod. And Jennifer Lopez, 50 looks sensational as she dons sexy lingerie and demonstrates her jaw-dropping stripping skills in new behind- the-scenes photographs taken on the set of the new female gangster film.

The multi-talented actress showcases her toned physique as she performs the splits on stage effortlessly and also captured flirting with R&B superstar Usher. New York native Jennifer appeared at ease as she paraded in front of eager audience members on stage around poles. The actress slipped into a tasselled bodysuit plunging sequin for some scenes, with a coordinating jacket draped over her shoulders.

The All I Have hitmaker scrapped the coat on stage while lying in the strip club among dollar bills. JLo wore a one-shouldered white maxi dress for her scenes with Usher, featuring a daring split and a big cut-out section, leaving her washboard abs on display.

JLo was preened to perfection for filming, with her sunkissed locks styled into loose curls by professionals on set. Jennifer stars alongside Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo and Cardi B in Hustlers.

The film follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. The film was inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled ‘The Hustlers at Scores.’

The sizzling stills come as The Hollywood Reporter that her new movie is on course for a strong US opening weekend debut of $32 million. The film’s impressive number’s would put it just a step behind horror hit It: Chapter Two, which is expected to earn $40 million in its second week of release.

Her performance has also been unanimously lauded among film critics — and there’s even been Oscar buzz surrounding the star. Just weeks ago, Jennifer got teary-eyed when she discussed the rave reviews and awards chatter during an interview with Today host Hoda Kotb on SiriusXM radio.

‘I’ve just been working hard for so long, for my whole life. It’s nice,’ she said. ‘Sorry, you guys know I’m emotional!’ She continued: ‘I was literally sitting in my bed yesterday and they were sending me all the reviews. I could not believe it. I was crying, me and my girlfriend of 20 years were sitting there and she was trying to film me.

‘I was like, “Oh my God.” You work hard your whole life and you wonder if anybody notices in a sense, on that level, to be in that conversation. You have dreams when you’re a little girl of being [at the Oscars], you know what I mean?’

 

Jennifer, who has yet to be nominated for an Academy Award, said of the recent predictions: ‘Just to talk about it is amazing. And for people to be saying that is nice.’

In a recent interview with ES magazine, Jennifer, who is engaged to former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, revealed that she felt ‘liberated and empowered’ shooting the scenes as she felt as though she had put herself out there.

In Hustlers, Jennifer plays Ramona Vega, a veteran stripper who mentors a new dancer and helps set up her scam to hustle dozens of wealthy men out of their money. Discussing her role, J Lo explained: ‘I’m used to being on stage in sexy costumes, but I have three layers of tights and fishnets and a bodysuit.

‘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.’

Jennifer Lopez began her acting career in 1991 with a role in the sketch series, In Living Color, before becoming one of the highest-paid Latin actresses in Hollywood, taking on roles like Selena, Anaconda and Out of Sight.

Now, with a $3 billion film gross and an estimated worldwide sales of 80 million records, Jennifer is commonly considered to be the most important Latin singer in the U.S. and is still determined to continue to perform.

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