Jennifer Lopez doesn’t work for free — unless it’s on her own terms.
“I didn’t get paid a whole bunch of money for ‘Hustlers,’” the 50-year-old told GQ for their 2019 “Men of the Year” issue released on Monday.
“I did it for free and produced it,” the actress continued. “I bank on myself, you know? That was like Jenny from the block. I do what I want, I do what I love.”
The film, based on the 2015 New York Magazine article titled “The Hustlers At Scores,” follows a group of Manhattan strippers as they discover they can make serious money by turning the tables on their wealthy Wall Street clientele. The story has been compared to that of a “Robin Hood” tale in that the ladies would argue they were stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.
“Hustlers” made over $33 million in its opening weekend along, making Lopez’s pro bono work worth it.
“I’ve never been motivated by money,” explained Lopez. “I’ve always been motivated by, ‘I wanna be a great actress, a great singer, a great dancer. I wanna make movies. I wanna make music.’ And the money came along with that. And now…