Jennifer Lopez is at the top of her career, currently immersed in Oscar buzz for her role in in the stripper-centric crime caper Hustlers.
But during her days as an up-and-comer, the triple threat almost considered a career in exotic dancing.
The actress/singer/dancer, 50, admitted she briefly considered dancing for money during an interview for her W Magazine cover, out this month.
Laying out her options: Though she's a superstar today, Jennifer Lopez admitted she considered being an exotic dancer when she was first starting out as a dancer decades ago. Above the star is seen covering one of W Magazine's Best Performance Issues
Asked if she ever considered stripping when she was first starting out as a dancer, J. Lo said: 'I did.'
'There was a moment in my life when my friends, who were also dancers, told me about making thousands of dollars at clubs in New Jersey,' she went on.
She explained how she was offered gigs where no nudity was required, going on to say: '[My friends] said, "You won’t need to be topless.”
And though the offer 'sounded awfully good' when she was 'broke and eating pizza every day,' she never followed through.
It was an option: Asked if she ever considered stripping like her Hustlers character when she was first starting out as a dancer, J. Lo said: 'I did'
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Jennifer was stunned in a late 60s inspired Alberta Ferretti dress on her cover, which was one of