Bebe Rexha Auditioned For J.Lo’s ‘Stripper’ Movie But Didn’t Get The Part

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It’s their loss! Bebe Rexha dropped by Beats 1 to chat about acting aspirations and revealed that she auditioned for Hustlers, the much-hyped movie about vengeful strippers starring Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B. (Fun fact: It started shooting today). “I auditioned for a movie recently but I didn’t get it,” the “Last Hurrah” hitmaker told Brooke Reese. “It went to Cardi, but that’s fine.” She then corrects herself. “It didn’t go to Cardi, no she didn’t have that spot, it was different girl, the blonde girl.”

“I auditioned for the Hustlers movie,” Bebe clarifies. “But I was supposed to be the Russian girl, I don’t know who … from New York. But I’m not a good actor, I’m not.” It turns out that they approached her. “They hit me up, I was like, ‘Okay, yeah, sure.’ So I got an acting coach. She’s awesome and she was teaching me how to act and stuff. It was really hard though because you have to be serious.” There was another problem. “My mom was not happy about it though,” the pop star admits. “She’s like, ‘You can’t play a stripper, no.’ I’m like, ‘Well why not?'”

There is a happy ending to the story, however! While Bebe didn’t get a role in Hustlers, she is voicing a character in the upcoming Ugly Dolls movie alongside Nick Jonas and Kelly Clarkson. Watch the interview below.

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