Salma Hayek gets candid about Channing Tatum's raunchy lap dance scene in 'Magic Mike's Last Dance'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Viewers are thrilled as Salma Hayek joins the world of "Magic" Mike in 'Magic Mike’s Last Dance'. When the teaser trailer dropped for the Steven Soderbergh film, the steamy scenes between Hayek and Channing Tatum got a major buzz. Fans couldn't stop gushing about the scene that showcased Hayek feeling Tatum's abs. Regardless, the Oscar-nominated star, Hayek recently opened up about the sizzling scene claiming it was "physically challenging." In the film's official trailer, which dropped last month, Hayek can be seen in a steamy situation with Tatum, 42, during a lap dance performance.
'Magic Mike's Last Dance' is an upcoming comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh, written by Reid Carolin, and produced by Channing Tatum. Serving as a sequel to 2015's 'Magic Mike XXL', the upcoming film is set to be theatrically released on February 10, 2023, by Warner Bros Pictures. 'Magic Mike XXL', the prequel film received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed 122 million dollars. Only time will tell if the sequel lives up to the predecessor's legacy. Read more to know what Salma Hayek had to say about the steamy scenes.
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Tatum reprises his role as "Magic" Mike Lane in the trailer for the third installment of the popular franchise, putting his special skillset on display for Hayek's character, a wealthy socialite. As per the trailer, after telling her that bartending isn't really his thing, Tatum's character puts on such a powerful performance that Hayek's character reveals the "magical moment... made me remember who I really was."
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight earlier this week, the 56-year-old actress opened up about the challenges of playing her character alongside co-star Tatum in the third installment of the movie franchise. "It's very physically challenging," Hayek told ET. She further added, "My goodness. You just wait to see. It's complicated."
Discussing her role in the film, she shared with the outlet, "I play a strong woman." She further quipped, "You know what was my day going into the office? I would just sit around and watch, like, 12 men, semi-naked dancing and doing pirouettes. And I got to boss them around."
Hayek stepped into the role that was originally supposed to be played by Thandiwe Newton. The 'Westworld' star exited the film “to deal with family matters,” a Warner Bros spokesperson said earlier this year as per the news outlet.
Apart from Hayek and Tatum, 'Magic Mike’s Last Dance' also stars Ayub Khan Din, Jemelia George, Juliette Motamed, Vicki Pepperdine, Gavin Spokes, Christopher Bencomo, and Nas Ganev, among others.