Wu told about the scouting trip during Friday’s broadcast of “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”
“I did work at a strip club to get ready for ‘Hustlers.’ I went undercover. I gave lap dances to strangers,” Wu told host Kelly Clarkson.
Clarkson initially doubted the claim.
“I’m not lying!” responded Wu, who played Destiny in the film (also starring Jennifer Lopez) about strippers who scam their wealthy clients.
“I made 600 bucks, my friend,” she added, recalling that she changed her hair and put “fake tattoos on my neck” so she wasn’t recognized.
The experience wasn’t “fun,” noted Wu, who also installed a stripper pole in her living room ahead of filming.
“The stripping helped me to know that feeling, because you can’t duplicate it, the first time you walk into a club and say, ‘Hey, I’d like to have a job here,’ and then you go work that night,” she said.
Check out the interview above.