Lorene Scafaria Cast Constance Wu in ‘Hustlers’ After Imagining Her Wrapped Up in Jennifer Lopez’s Fur Coat

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Lorene Scafaria Cast Constance Wu in ‘Hustlers’ After Imagining Her Wrapped Up in Jennifer Lopez’s Fur Coat
One of the most iconic scenes in Lorene Scafaria’s fact-based drama “Hustlers” comes when the fur-wrapped Ramona, played by Jennifer Lopez, luxuriously smokes a cigarette on the frigid rooftop of the New York City strip club after a long night of dancing. When Destiny (Constance Wu) joins her, Ramona quickly invites the new stripper into the warmth of her coat — and her friendship.

For Scafaria, who also wrote the script, that was the most important scene in casting the two leads, she recently told the Variety and iHeart podcast “The Big Ticket.“

“I met them separately and just imagined Constance wrapped up in Jennifer’s fur coat. That for me was the casting,” she said. “When I was thinking of ‘who are Destiny and Ramona,’ it was just the fur coat scene … how does it feel like mama bear and baby bear? That was the first scene I wrote
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