Hustler's Hustler's has hit it at the end of two stars of the movie's stars Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu.
"Honestly when I heard about it, it was looking like that, because it said, "Lorene Scafaria on BuzzFeed News" AM to DM Wednesday morning.
"Jennifer and Constance really did have that chemistry and that relationship right away," Scafaria said.
Gossip about a purported rift between Lopez and Wu surfaced when it was reported that Wu demanded top billing over her costar in the movie about exotic dancers who team up to rob their wealthy male clients.
"I was not asking anything," Wu told the paper.
But according to a recent profile in The Guardian, Wu clarified how this sort of rumor got legs. "The reason that happened because of people on the team were calling journalists because they were not putting me in [their stories about the film].
Scafaria chalked this up to the common narrative often seen in media where successful women ̵
Sure, there is some competition in a strip club environment, Scafaria said, but most of those friendships are based on "sisterhood and camaraderie."
"It's such a necessary part of the survival and we just had that on set," Scafaria
The film, which stars Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, and Cardi B, in addition to Lopez and Wu, follows the story of strippers who scam several wealthy Wall Street out of money.
It's also based on the 2015 New York Magazine article "The Hustlers At Scores," written by Jessica Pressler
Lopez could not have been nominated for an Academy Award.
Ira Madison III, who hosts the Crooked Media podcast Keep It! said Lopez what "a BEAST."
After commending the triple threat's performance, he scolded Scafaria's film for having a different energy than you traditionally get in a genre of men like Soderbergh
Actor Melanie Lynskey Ever After Castle Rock Easy) Lopez called "acting powerhouse." [Jennyfromtheblock'sincredibleperformance
"In a way, it's my love letter to Jennifer," Scafaria said on AM to DM when asked
"I'm So Happy She's Getting That Kind Of Attention."
Hustler's hits theaters this Friday.
Check out Scafaria's complete interview below.