Jennifer Lopez Reacts to Superfan's Plane Request for Fellow Passengers to Watch 'Hustlers'
By Rachel McRady
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This is some A-list stanning right here! It's been a banner year for Jennifer Lopez, but going into 2020, the 50-year-old performer is set to possibly have her best season yet, with a Super Bowl halftime show and awards season for her film, Hustlers.
J.Lo just got nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as Ramona in the film, and one super fan decided to celebrate the nomination in a big way.
Joseph Longo, a staff writer for MEL Magazine and a self-proclaimed "backup dancer" for Lopez, took his fandom to the next level on Monday. Shortly after Lopez had been given her Golden Globe nomination, Joseph boarded his JetBlue flight from New York to Los Angeles and decided to make a special request.
"In honor of JLO’s #GoldenGlobes nomination this morning, I WILL make sure everyone watches Hustlers on this flight," Joseph tweeted, adding, "Hey @JetBlue, there are definitely Oscar voters on this NY to LA flight. Please let me make an announcement!"
Hey @JetBlue, there are definitely Oscar voters on this NY to LA flight. Please let me make an announcement!
His pleas did not fall on deaf ears, and Joseph's request got a shout out from the plane's pilot.
"A @JetBlue pilot read my plea that passengers watch Hustlers in honor of @JLo’s #GoldenGlobes nom. I called myself The Backup JLo, but I guess I’m her backup dancer. The friendly skies supports our Fly Girl!" Joseph tweeted along with a video of the announcement.
Lopez was quick to notice the sweet fan moment, retweeting Joseph's message.
"This is amazing!!!!!!! You can be my backup dancer any day. THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT! @josephlongo_@JetBlue," the 50-year-old actress wrote.
The writer and director of the film, Lorene Scafaria, also thanked Joseph and JetBlue, prompting the excited fan to respond, "Lorene, thank YOU for creating a great film. I counted 15 flyers watching Hustlers."
Hustlers has a special place in Lopez's heart as a producer on the film.
"It had all women producers and a woman director and a woman writer and an all-woman cast, and a woman editor. We really went deep. And you don't see that [often]," Lopez told ET in October. "I've made, I don't know how many movies, 30 or 40 movies in my career, and this was the first time that happened."