Magic Mike’s Last Dance! almost was Salma Hayek PinoApparently her last dance. when appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!Hayek Pino shared about it Vanity Fairfebruary cover star Channing Tatum, “almost killed” him while filming the ambitious lap dance for the third and final film in the series.
Jimmy Kimmel shared a video from Magic Mike’s Last Dance!, which hits theaters on February 10, in which Hayek Pino’s Maxandra Mendoza gets a five-minute lap dance from Tatum’s titular Mike, or as Kimmel cheekily puts it, Mike’s “Channing all over your Tatum.” Hayek Pino described the film’s choreography as “difficult and technical” and claimed that the dangerous lap dance was not included in the final cut of the film. “There’s a part that’s not in it where I’m upside down and my legs should have been somewhere. But upside down, you lose your sense of direction, and I didn’t do what I should have done, so in the rehearsal I went like upside down, I almost hit my head,” he said.
It got worse because Hayek Pino couldn’t remember if he was in underwear or not during the scene. “[Tatum] grabbed my pants, but I was really worried because my pants were coming off and I couldn’t remember if I had underwear on at the moment,” she said. “So instead of using my hands to protect my head, I just grabbed my pants. He says, “Put your hands up,” and I’m like, “No, no, no.”
After all, Hayek Pino survived the incident, which Tatum apparently didn’t even realize was as dangerous as it was. “Everybody came in and kind of took me away [Tatum], and he said: I said. “What happened to me?” You almost killed me.”
Hayek Pino said that before filming Magic Mike’s Last Dance! she had never really gotten a man’s dance. She noted that after spending her career playing exotic dancers in such films Dusk to Dawn and: dogma, it was nice to have the tables turned. “You know what? I deserve it,” she said. “I used to have to play a stripper in a lot of movies, but now I can sit back and enjoy it.”