What Does Alex Rodriguez Think About Jennifer Lopez’s New Stripper Movie?

Jennifer Lopez is all geared up to play a stripper in her newest feature film, Hustlers. People everywhere can admit that she has the body for the role, although Lopez herself stated she’s had to do a lot of training to master her moves on the pole. Lopez will be starring alongside a lot of other big names, like Cardi B, Julia Stiles, and Constance Wu, just to name a few. 

Of course, everyone has to be wondering what retired baseball star, Alex Rodriguez thinks of his fiance playing a stripper in a movie. Good news is he did mention it on his new YouTube channel. So what did he have to say? 

What does Alex Rodriguez think about Jennifer Lopez playing a stripper?

Around the middle of one of his YouTube videos, Alex Rodriguez began discussing how Jennifer Lopez has several big projects coming out this weekend. When he comes to the part about her new movie, Hustler, where she plays a stripper he says “of course, I didn’t approve on that.”

While A-Rod says it with a mostly straight face, we (and most people) are of the opinion that the statement was meant as a joke. Of course, who would approve on their significant other playing a stripper? But over the last few years, Alex Rodriguez has proven to be his fiance’s biggest support and most avid fan. She, of course, has returned that dedication.

Another big flag that A-Rod was joking is that he even did the famous ten day challenge diet with Lopez, which she did as part of getting ready for her new role. On the diet, neither Lopez nor Rodriguez were allowed to eat either carbs or sugars – but they stuck out together and looked all the better for it! 

What is ‘Hustlers’ about?

Hustlers is based off an article called The Hustlers at Scores that was published in a 2016 edition of New York Magazine, according to director Lorene Scafaria. The movie shows a group of savvy former strip club employees who band together to outsmart their Wall Street clients so they can get their fair share.

The film will debut Cardi B’s acting career, and also features the talents of Julia Stiles (Save the Last Dance), Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians), Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee), Lili Reinhart (The Good Neighbor), Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King), Trace Lysette (Transparent), Vanessa Aspillaga (Love and Other Drugs), and Mette Towley (Cats)

Preparing for ‘Hustlers’

Jennifer Lopez has been working hard to get ready for her role, and has stated she has a “new found respect for strippers” because all of her practice has left her “covered in bruises.” Besides the extreme diet her and Alex Rodriguez did together, Lopez has also gotten a portable stripper pole that she keeps in their home. To help her practice, J-Lo has hired on a Cirque de Soleil performer to train her.

Many find it interesting that Cardi B has decided to play this role as her first acting gig, but it is also very fitting. The rapper has been very outspoken and honest about how she made a living as a stripper before making it in the music industry. Cardi B hasn’t stated yet whether she’s needed practice, but with an actual stripping career behind her she will prove to be an invaluable asset to keeping the film “real.” 

Most of the other big name actresses who will be appearing in Hustlers have only recently been signed, with filming having been rumored to have either just began or to be beginning in the coming weeks. The other actresses haven’t yet spoken out about how they’re preparing for their own roles.