Jennifer Lopez Reacts to Fan's In-Flight Request for Passengers to Watch 'Hustlers'


Jennifer Lopez’s fans are hustling for her.

One fan attempted to get his whole flight to watch and support Jennifer Lopez’s film “Hustlers” following her Golden Globe nomination.

Culture writer for MEL Magazine, Joseph Longo, who calls himself “J. Lo’s backup dancer” on Twitter, revealed his mission on Twitter writing, “In honor of JLO’s #GoldenGlobes nomination this morning, I WILL make sure everyone watches Hustlers on this flight.”

He added that he knew there were Oscar voters on his flight from New York to Los Angeles and urged the airline to allow him to make an announcement.

His pleas were heard and soon enough, he updated his fandom that the Jet Blue pilot publicly asked passengers to watch “Hustlers.”

“I called myself The Backup JLo, but I guess I'm her backup dancer. The friendly skies supports our Fly Girl!," Joseph wrote alongside a video where you can hear the pilot fulfilling the request.

“Let’s hope Jennifer wins that Oscar,” the pilot wrongly, or prophetically, added.

Lopez is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture category of the Golden Globes for her role as Ramona. The 2020 Oscar nominations have not been announced.

The viral tweet caught the attention of the hustlin’ queen herself who tweeted, "This is amazing!!!!!!! You can be my backup dancer any day. THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT! @josephlongo_ @JetBlue.”

Even the film's writer/director Lorene Scafaria reached out to thank Joseph and Jet Blue for their support.

Joseph responded informing her that he counted 15 people watching the film following the pilot’s announcement.

After the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees, Lopez shared the news on Instagram.

"Could not be prouder to be recognized by the HFPA. Ramona was a complicated character and it was an honor and challenge to bring her to life. Hustlers was a labor of love, sweat and perseverance written, directed, produced, edited and starring a group of bad-ass women. I am proud and honored to represent them and this film,” she wrote.

This is Lopez’s second Golden Globes nomination. She was also nominated in 1998 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) for her role in “Selena,” but lost out to Helen Hunt.

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