Salma Hayek Says Channing Tatum’s Strip Dancing Skills Are ‘Better’ For ‘Magic Mike 3’

  • Salma Hayek stars in the upcoming third “Magic Mike” movie starring Channing Tatum.
  • The actress told People that fans at home will exceed their expectations with Tatum’s skills.
  • “You didn’t see anything,” she said of Tatum. “His dancing skills – he just got better.”

Channing Tatum’s famous career path took him from male stripper to blockbuster actor, and now he’s returning to the dance stage once again for “Magic Mike 3.”

Salma Hayek joined the cast of the film earlier this year, telling People magazine that Tatum’s dancing talent will exceed the expectations of existing “Magic Mike” fans.

“If You Thought He Could Dance” [before]you’re going to realize you haven’t seen anything,” Hayek told People. “His dancing skills — he just got better.”

Those who have followed Tatum’s film career from the beginning know that movies like “Step Up” have already showcased the actor’s ability on a dance floor, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen him in action. Now the third “Magic Mike” movie will see Tatum back in the role of Mike Lane – a professional male stripper living in Florida.

The first “Magic Mike” movie was loosely based on Tatum’s own experience as a teenager living in Tampa.

“I was an 18-year-old boy who was thrown among these crazy men who had been stripping for a long time and were kind of losing themselves,” the actor told the Tampa Bay Times in 2012. “I probably lost myself for a while.”

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Channing Tatum as Mike Lane in Magic Mike XXL.

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After the success of the first film, a sequel was born. “Magic Mike XXL,” explored how the men of the stripper world in America could use their talents with an “unabashedly feminist” approach to the art of sexy dancing.

Tatum and Hayek star in a third “Magic Mike” movie, this time across the pond in London, England. Titled “Magic Mike’s Last Dance,” the film will presumably serve as the final installment in a trilogy based on Tatum’s titular character.

According to People, Hayek recently wrapped up shooting for “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” and loved the experience.

“Look, I’m not going to complain,” she said. “On an average day I had to work with 12 strippers. Not one, not two – 12. It was still hard work.”

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