In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, the songstress talked about her role in the film, where she plays a “flute-playing stripper. It was like it was literally written for me.?”
“Her character is cool,” she continued. “She’s the loud one. She lets all the girls know what’s up. I’m celebrating this one girl’s new titties. I can get us riled up, you know? So it’s kind of like me in real life. Same outfits. It was a blast. It was really, really easy to get into that character.”
As for working with JLo, Lizzo gushed, “She’s such a professional. She’s such a vet in the game. This was my first time on camera for a feature film. So I was looking at her like, Wow, you’re the leader right now. And she definitely did her job. She controlled the room and led the sisterhood.”
She also hyped up her other co-star, Cardi, who, as expected brought her vibrant personality to set. “She had me rolling,” Lizzo said. “She had everybody cracking up. We got to improv and Cardi really took artistic liberties and just went off, and it was really cool to watch. She’s such a character.”
Hustlers, adapted from Jessica Pressler’s 2015 New York Magazine article, “The Hustlers at Scores,” hits theaters on Sept. 13. Read Lizzo’s full interview with Cosmo here.