“The Hustlers” stars Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu focus on developing their bond on and off display conceal, while Lili Reinhart and Keke Palmer mutter or no longer it is fun to be on all-female space. (Sept. 5)

As Jennifer Lopez heads into this weekend’s opening of “Hustlers” buoyed by Oscar buzz, she’s sticking by co-star Constance Wu.

The 2 list simplest chums and strippers in “Hustlers,” with Lopez playing mama undergo dancer Ramona to Wu’s huge-eyed ingenue Future.

But rumors of Wu’s alleged diva-take care of habits on the distance respect made headlines since the film wrapped, and Wu beforehand confronted criticism in Can also after she tweeted negatively when her ABC display conceal “New Off the Boat” was renewed. (Wu, who is beneath contract, has since apologized for her reaction, pronouncing she had been bummed to forgo doing a play she was interested by.) 

Now Lopez is defending her co-star. “I even respect the most impossible relationship with Constance. She was a doll toddler to me on the distance and to everyone on every occasion I was on the distance,” Lopez tells USA TODAY.

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There was no injurious habits, Lopez insists.


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“It was 29 days and I was there most days,” says Lopez. “I don’t know if there was anyone (talking to the media) who had a gripe or she had a injurious day sometime. Who knows? I know how this can even match in most cases, and the blueprint in which if reality be told positive, factual americans can also moreover be portrayed as one thing totally different than what they’re. That’s a fun headline for fogeys but doesn’t primarily mean it’s correct. My skills along with her was sterling. We modified into if reality be told mountainous chums.”

Lopez notes that “making motion photos is laborious” between pre-wreck of day name times, 12- to sixteen-hour days and slack nights. “Of us are allowed to salvage cranky in most cases. I’m no longer pronouncing that was her. But everyone’s human. So I don’t know the place that got here from nonetheless it wasn’t my skills in any respect. I fancy her. And he or she’s mountainous in the this film, too.”

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Director Lorene Scafaria (“The Meddler”) tells USA TODAY she took rumors of Wu’s injurious habits for my piece, along side that she thinks “there’s trudge of racism and a trudge of sexism” in the detrimental coverage of Wu.

“I stumbled on it to be correct a accurate insult to my space, to be factual,” says Scafaria. “We had this kind of gorgeous time collectively. Each person obtained along so nicely. Jennifer and Constance had this quick chemistry with each totally different and if reality be told did respect this massive sister/tiny sister relationship.”

Wu impartial no longer too long previously admitted to the Los Angeles Times that she will also moreover be “dramatic,” and acknowledged she was amassed learning learn the plot to take care of the level of reputation that adopted “Loopy Prosperous Asians.”  

The pick up brouhaha “improved my awareness of what it approach to be a … public settle,” she told the LA Times. “I’ve had a support-and-forth about it. It’s the line between being a characteristic model but also authenticity.”

Wu smartly-known how social media can cloud idea.

“I contemplate heaps of why americans are lonely in this world is as a result of they undergo these Instagram feeds and everyone’s lifestyles is sterling,” she acknowledged. “No person journeys up. And in most cases I contemplate, may well or no longer it is factual to undercover agent our heroes mess up a tiny little bit of bit and no longer repeatedly be sterling?”


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