Jennifer Lopez Cries After Hearing Oscar Buzz For Her ‘Hustlers’ Role

Lawrence Kim
September 11, 2019

The full hour of Hoda Kotb and Jennifer Lopez can be heard on The Hoda Show on SiriusXM's TODAY Show Radio channel 108 this Monday, September 16, at 1 p.m. ET.

During the interview, Hoda read out some of the reviews with Jennifer visibly emotional at all the glowing compliments, to which she responded: "I've just been working hard for so long, for my whole life. It's nice", she said wiping away tears. I mean, can you imagine an awards season with J. Lo on the red carpet?!

"I was literally sitting in my bed yesterday and they were sending me all the reviews". I could not believe it. 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 there, you know what I mean, so just to even talk about it, we're not even there but just to talk about it is fantastic".

While the Oscar nominations are a few months away, Lopez said, "Just to talk about it is unbelievable".

Hustlers follows a group of street-smart exotic dancers as they band together against their Wall Street clients.

The film also stars Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Lizzo, Cardi B, Lili Reinhart and Keke Palmer.

Jennifer Lopez is winning rave reviews for her performance in Hustlers.

Critics are raving over Jennifer Lopez's turn as the savvy ex-stripper at the centre of a scam ring in "Hustlers", a performance that launched her into the awards race overnight following Saturday's Toronto International Film Festival premiere.

"In short, and obviously depending upon what other films emerge this season, I feel good about Lopez's prospects - she would be only the fifth Latina lead actress Oscar nominee - and wouldn't rule out a screenplay or even a picture nom, either, given how much the Academy and society has changed over the last few years, "The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg said".

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