Salma Hayek and Channing Tatum get pretty cozy in “Magic Mike’s Last Dance.” In one scene, they get particularly intimate when Tatum gives Hayek a lap dance — and in an interview with POPSUGAR, they discussed what it took to film that scene.
“It’s a long lap dance,” says Hayek, explaining that they spent about four to six hours practicing for the stage. “I’ve never done this before,” she adds. “It’s a long and arduous process,” Tatum replies.
In “Magic Mike’s Last Dance”, Tatum plays the titular stripper, who follows a wealthy socialite (Hayek) to London in order to earn extra money after persuading her to join her profitable business. There, Magic Mike trains a new generation of dancers and develops a very close relationship with Hayek’s character.
He also takes the stage, sheds his skills, and reminds everyone where it all started. Magic Mike’s stripping abilities have always been one of the franchise’s main strengths, but in a Jan. 17 interview with Vanity Fair, Tatum put his abilities to the test when he claimed he was a better stripper than Jennifer Lopez. He says he hasn’t been in contact with her since he made the claim, but “he’d like to hear from J Lo” and “if she wants to dump him, let’s go. I think I going to lose this battle,” he continues. “I just said I’m ready… I’m in for the go-go. It depends on the crowd.”
“If it’s just women, maybe you’ll win,” Hayek replies. “I don’t know, I think she’s pretty good even at that,” Tatum replies.
“Magic Mike’s Last Dance” hits theaters on February 10. Watch the full interview above.