Jennifer Lopez gave a glimpse of her toned abs upon arriving at a dance studio in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
The 52-year-old star hopped out of an SUV in a cropped white sweatshirt and matching sweatpants.
She strolled to the entrance of the studio in a pair of gray and black Air Jordan trainers.
Just a look: Jennifer Lopez gave a glimpse of her toned abs upon arriving at a dance studio in Los Angeles on Wednesday
Add a touch of glamor to her sporty look by stashing her belongings in a Coach handbag.
Jennifer wore her honey-toned locks in a sleek bun and she sculpted her gorgeous features with bronzing powder.
She also appeared to be wearing mascara on her lashes and a hint of pink lipstick on her pout.
The actress’s LA trip comes shortly after she revealed on her new Netflix documentary Halftime that she was disappointed that her supporting role in Hustlers (2019) didn’t earn her an Oscar nomination, despite receiving the best reviews of her career.
Sporty: The 52-year-old star hopped out of an SUV in a cropped white sweatshirt and matching sweatpants. She strolled to the entrance of the studio in a pair of gray and black Air Jordan trainers and a Coach handbag.
“I had high hopes,” Jennifer admits in the film.
After a string of critically ridiculed films intended as a crowd pleaser, her role in Hustlers won her a throng of critics.
Inspired by the New York Magazine article The Hustlers at Scores, the film followed a group of strippers with wealthy clients who began drugging the men before incurring exorbitant debt on their credit cards.
Missed: Jennifer Lopez dove into her feelings of disappointment after being snubbed for an Oscar for Hustlers (2019) in her new documentary Halftime; pictured June 8 in NYC
Jennifer played the group’s ringleader, although she appeared in a supporting role of Constance Wu’s lead.
Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times gushed, “Lopez gives her most electrifying screen performance since Out Of Sight, stashing the film in her nonexistent bag as she steps onto a neon-lit stage in a rhinestone bodysuit.”
Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune wrote that the actress “goes out in her best role in years,” while The New York Times’ AO Scott, who otherwise panned the film, praised her for “channelling her exuberant physicality and quick-witted poise.” to a performance finely calibrated in its realism and bold in its theatricality.’
It’s a hit: The dramedy, based on an article about high-end strippers who drugged clients before they ran out of credit cards, received the best reviews of Lopez’s career; seen with Constance Wu in Hustlers
So excited: She admits at half-time that she kept telling herself ‘It’s going to happen, we’re going to be good’ and she could hardly sleep with excitement the night before the Oscar nominations were to be announced; nor of hustlers
At halftime, Lopez is seen crying tears of joy in bed as she reads a positive line in Glamour: “Honestly, it’s exciting to see a grossly underrated performer get her from prestigious film channels.”
She admits at halftime that she kept telling herself, “It’s going to happen, we’re going to be good,” and she could hardly sleep with excitement the night before the Oscar nominations were announced.
“I dreamed it happened,” she said of her troubled night before the announcement.
But she slept through the nominees’ early-morning reveal, and it was only after a friend texted her that she found out the disappointing news.
“I was like, ‘Oh shit,'” she recalled.
“The truth is, I really started to think I was going to be nominated,” she later said via voiceover. “I got my hopes up because so many people told me it would be me. And then it didn’t happen.’
Disappointment: “The truth is, I really started to think I was going to be nominated,” she later said via voiceover. “I got my hopes up because so many people told me it would be me. And then it didn’t happen’; Seen June 5th in Santa Monica, California.
The nominees were Laura Dern, who ultimately won as a divorce attorney in Marriage Story, along with Kathy Bates for Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell, Scarlett Johansson for Jojo Rabbit, Florence Pugh for Little Women and Margot Robbie for Bombshell.
After the disappointment, Jennifer tried to remind herself that awards aren’t her main motivation for the roles she takes on, nor the music she records.
“I had to ask myself, ‘What does that mean? I’m not doing this for an award or doing my hits up there and acting like I’m the best performer in the world,” she said. “No, I do this to tell stories and create change and connect with people and make them feel things because I want to feel something. That’s why I do it. Because I want to make the world a better place in my own way.”
She added that her biggest fans didn’t care about awards either.
“At the end of the day, when someone meets you, they don’t say, ‘Oh my God, you have 12 Grammys!’ They don’t say that. They say, “Oh my god, that song you wrote made me feel and got me through it. When I saw you on stage, I realized I could be there too.”
Overlooked: Laura Dern eventually won Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story, but Jennifer recalled that her fans don’t care about awards
Elsewhere in the documentary, Jennifer fumes about another perceived lack of respect when she was forced to share the stage with Shakira at their halftime performance at Super Bowl 2020.
“This is the worst idea in the world, having two people do the Super Bowl. It was the worst idea in the world,” she says furiously at the arrangement.
“Usually you have a headliner at a Super Bowl. This headliner builds a show, and if they decide to have other guests, that’s their choice,” says their manager, Benny Medina. “It was an insult to say that it took two Latinas to do the job that historically did one artist.”
The two women eventually found a way to work together for the acclaimed performance.
Feeling disrespected: Elsewhere in the documentary, Jennifer fumes about another perceived lack of respect when she was forced to share the stage with Shakira at their halftime performance at Super Bowl 2020