RIVERDALE star LILI REINHART looks at strippers in a different light after playing one in her new movie HUSTLERS.
The actress wasn’t sure she was the right fit for the film, which also stars Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer and Cardi B as exotic dancers, but she quickly realised strip club employees are just hard-working women.
“I definitely look at strip clubs in a completely new way,” the actress says, revealing she had only visited two such venues before shooting Hustlers. “I have so much appreciation for the women who do what they do.
“It truly is a workout and incredibly hard, especially in heels that are 12-inches long!”
But she admits it took her a while to step out of her comfort zone on set: “It was obviously strange and something I had never done before,” she tells Entertainment Tonight. “Especially in front of a guy I didn’t know!
“What a lot of the girls and I realised (while filming was that) when these girls… are doing their dances, I feel like a lot of the time they have to put on a different persona in order to get through it. In order to preserve themselves in a personal way, so as to not give any of these men an in into who they really are.
“It’s more like an act or a performance. I think that is something that I had to keep in mind to get myself out of my comfort zone.”