Jennifer Lopez fan urges flight passengers to watch 'Hustlers' to help her win Oscar
A fan urged flight passengers to watch Hustlers to help Jennifer Lopez win at the Oscars next year. The Hollywood actor-singer sent out a big 'thank you'
While Jennifer Lopez landed a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a supporting role for her portrayal of Ramona in 'Hustlers, the news made its way to a dedicated fan aboard a flight who tweeted and urged his fellow passengers to watch the movie in celebration.
"In honor of JLO's #GoldenGlobes nomination this morning, I WILL make sure everyone watches Hustlers on this flight," tweeted Joseph Longo, a culture writer aboard a JetBlue flight, reported CNN News. Longo, whose Twitter bio also jokingly says he is one of Lopez's backup dancers, followed up his original tweet writing, "Hey @JetBlue, there are definitely Oscar voters on this NY to LA flight. Please let me make an announcement!"
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!!!! ♥️♥️ @goldenglobes #HustlersMovie #Ramona Thank you so much Hollywood Foreign Press Association!!! ♥️♥️
The tweet got the attention of the plane's pilot, who made an announcement to tell passengers that 'Hustlers' was one of their inflight movie options and to help Lopez win an Oscar.
And it caught the attention of the 50-year-old actor, which made the day for Longo, as she tweeted, "This is amazing!!!!!!! You can be my backup dancer any day. THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT."
The film for which she has been selected for the award sought inspiration from the New York magazine article titled 'The Hustlers at Score' and is centred around a group of New York strippers who, in order to survive the Great Depression, team up to con male patrons.