Jennifer Lopez shows off her toned physique and stripping skills in sexy lingerie as she performs the SPLITS and flirts with Usher in new behind-the-scenes snaps from Hustlers

Her new film, Hustlers, has opened to huge numbers at the box office, amid chatter that her turn as a stripper-turned-criminal mastermind could earn her an Oscar nod.

And Jennifer Lopez, 50 looks sensational in new behind-the-scenes photographs taken on the set of the new female gangster movie as she dons sexy lingerie and demonstrates her jaw-dropping stripping skills.

The multi-talented actress showcases her toned physique as she effortlessly performs the splits on stage, while elsewhere she's captured flirting up a storm with R&B superstar Usher. 

Sensational! Jennifer Lopez, 50 looks sensational in new behind-the-scenes photographs taken on the set of the new female gangster movie as she dons sexy lingerie

Sensational! Jennifer Lopez, 50 looks sensational in new behind-the-scenes photographs taken on the set of the new female gangster movie as she dons sexy lingerie

New York native Jennifer appeared completely at ease as she paraded on stage around poles, in front eager audience members. 

For some scenes scene, the actress slipped into a plunging sequin tasselled bodysuit, with a coordinating jacket draped over her shoulders. 

Discarding the jacket, the All I Have hitmaker writhed around on stage in the thong bodysuit whilst lying amongst dollar bills in the strip club. 

For her scenes with Usher, JLo donned a one-shouldered Grecian style white maxi dress, which featured a bold split and a large cut-out section, leaving her washboard abs on display.   

Wow! The multi-talented actress showcases her toned physique as she effortlessly performs the splits on stage

Wow! The multi-talented actress showcases her toned physique as she effortlessly performs the splits on stage

Love in this club: Elsewhere she's captured flirting up a storm with R&B superstar Usher

Love in this club: Elsewhere she's captured flirting up a storm with R&B superstar Usher

Gorgeous: For her scenes with Usher, JLo donned a one-shouldered Grecian style white maxi dress, which featured a bold split and a large cut-out section at the waist

Gorgeous: For her scenes with Usher, JLo donned a one-shouldered Grecian style white maxi dress, which featured a bold split and a large cut-out section at the waist

Up close and personal: The I'm Real hitmaker crawled towards Usher on her knees

Up close and personal: The I'm Real hitmaker crawled towards Usher on her knees

Time out: For some scenes scene, the actress slipped into a plunging sequin tasselled bodysuit, with a coordinating jacket draped over her shoulders

Time out: For some scenes scene, the actress slipped into a plunging sequin tasselled bodysuit, with a coordinating jacket draped over her shoulders

Incredible: Discarding the jacket, Jennifer writhed around on stage whilst lying amongst dollar bills in the strip club

Incredible: Discarding the jacket, Jennifer writhed around on stage whilst lying amongst dollar bills in the strip club

JLo was preened to perfection for filming, with her sunkissed locks styled into loose curls by professionals on set. 

Jennifer stars alongside Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo and Cardi B in Hustlers. 

The film follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

The film was inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled 'The Hustlers at Scores.' 

Gorgeous: JLo was preened to perfection, with her sunkissed locks styled into loose curls

Gorgeous: JLo was preened to perfection, with her sunkissed locks styled into loose curls

Staying topped up: The superstar re-applied lipgloss while an assistant held up a mirror

Staying topped up: The superstar re-applied lipgloss while an assistant held up a mirror

At ease: Jennifer appeared completely at ease as she paraded on stage around poles, in front eager audience members and surrounded by actresses portraying fellow strippers

At ease: Jennifer appeared completely at ease as she paraded on stage around poles, in front eager audience members and surrounded by actresses portraying fellow strippers

Dollar bills! JLo held up mounds of cash while lying on the stage

Dollar bills! JLo held up mounds of cash while lying on the stage

Bling bling: The actress wore dazzling gold earrings as she acted out scenes

Bling bling: The actress wore dazzling gold earrings as she acted out scenes

Loving life: Usher smiled as JLo appeared to be trying to have an intense conversation

Loving life: Usher smiled as JLo appeared to be trying to have an intense conversation

The sizzling stills come as The Hollywood Reporter that her new movie is on course for a strong US opening weekend debut of $32 million.

The film's impressive number's would put it just a step behind horror hit It: Chapter Two, which is expected to earn $40 million in its second week of release.

Her performance has also been unanimously lauded among film critics — and there's even been Oscar buzz surrounding the star.

Stunning: Jennifer's famous face was adorned with a flawless make-up application

Stunning: Jennifer's famous face was adorned with a flawless make-up application

Sexy: The chemistry between the pair was palpable, even in the stills taken

Sexy: The chemistry between the pair was palpable, even in the stills taken

Backstage: Jennifer held onto a breast of a female co-star as they read through lines

Backstage: Jennifer held onto a breast of a female co-star as they read through lines

Glamorous: The actress chatted to another co-star as they took a break between scenes

Glamorous: The actress chatted to another co-star as they took a break between scenes

Taking a moment: JLo took a deep breath and closed her eyes as she took a moment

Taking a moment: JLo took a deep breath and closed her eyes as she took a moment 

Work it! JLo danced around with a fellow female cast member and topless strippers while Usher watched the sexy display

Work it! JLo danced around with a fellow female cast member and topless strippers while Usher watched the sexy display

Just weeks ago, Jennifer got teary-eyed when she discussed the rave reviews and awards chatter during an interview with Today host Hoda Kotb on SiriusXM radio.

'I've just been working hard for so long, for my whole life. It's nice,' she said. 'Sorry, you guys know I'm emotional!' 

She continued: 'I was literally sitting in my bed yesterday and they were sending me all the reviews. I could not believe it. I was crying, me and my girlfriend of 20 years were sitting there and she was trying to film me.

'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 [at the Oscars], you know what I mean?' 

Moneymaker: The sizzling stills come as The Hollywood Reporter that her new movie is on course for a strong US opening weekend debut of $32 million

Moneymaker: The sizzling stills come as The Hollywood Reporter that her new movie is on course for a strong US opening weekend debut of $32 million

Smash hit: The film's impressive number's would put it just a step behind horror hit It: Chapter Two, which is expected to earn $40 million in its second week of release

Smash hit: The film's impressive number's would put it just a step behind horror hit It: Chapter Two, which is expected to earn $40 million in its second week of release

Oscar buzz: Her performance has also been unanimously lauded among film critics — and there's even been Oscar buzz surrounding the star

Oscar buzz: Her performance has also been unanimously lauded among film critics — and there's even been Oscar buzz surrounding the star

Jennifer, who has yet to be nominated for an Academy Award, said of the recent predictions: 'Just to talk about it is amazing. And for people to be saying that is nice.' 

In a recent interview with ES magazine, Jennifer, who is engaged to former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, revealed that she felt 'liberated and empowered' shooting the scenes as she felt as though she had put herself out there. 

In Hustlers, Jennifer plays Ramona Vega, a veteran stripper who mentors a new dancer and helps set up her scam to hustle dozens of wealthy men out of their money.

Discussing her role, J Lo explained: 'I'm used to being on stage in sexy costumes, but I have three layers of tights and fishnets and a bodysuit. 

Amazing! Jennifer, who has yet to be nominated for an Academy Award, said of the recent predictions: 'Just to talk about it is amazing. And for people to be saying that is nice'

Amazing! Jennifer, who has yet to be nominated for an Academy Award, said of the recent predictions: 'Just to talk about it is amazing. And for people to be saying that is nice'

Getting into character: In Hustlers, Jennifer plays Ramona Vega, a veteran stripper who mentors a new dancer and helps set up a scam to hustle dozens of wealthy men out of money

Getting into character: In Hustlers, Jennifer plays Ramona Vega, a veteran stripper who mentors a new dancer and helps set up a scam to hustle dozens of wealthy men out of money

Hard work! Discussing her role, J Lo explained: 'I'm used to being on stage in sexy costumes, but I have three layers of tights and fishnets and a bodysuit'

Hard work! Discussing her role, J Lo explained: 'I'm used to being on stage in sexy costumes, but I have three layers of tights and fishnets and a bodysuit'

'It was a brand-new feeling to come out practically naked, in front of all those men — 300 extras hooting and hollering — and dance for money. 

'There's something liberating and empowering about it, but you're really out there, physically, emotionally and psychologically.'

Jennifer began her acting career in 1991 with a role in sketch series, In Living Color, before taking on roles in the likes of Selena, Anaconda and Out of Sight, becoming one of the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood. 

Now, with a film gross of $3 billion and estimated global sales of 80 million records, Jennifer is widely regarded as the most influential Latin performer in the US, and is still determined to keep performing.  

Brand new: 'It was a brand-new feeling to come out practically naked, in front of all those men — 300 extras hooting and hollering — and dance for money'

Brand new: 'It was a brand-new feeling to come out practically naked, in front of all those men — 300 extras hooting and hollering — and dance for money'

Jennifer Lopez shows off her stripping skills in lingerie in behind-the-scenes snaps from Hustlers

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