Whether it’s jumping from rooftops with Antonio Banderas in the 1995 action movie Desperado or getting into gun fights in last year’s sequel Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Salma Hayek has been in some thrilling action sequences throughout her career.
In her upcoming movie Magic Mike’s Last Dance, however, Hayek could have almost gotten hurt during a scene where co-star Channing Tatum, as Hayek describes, was doing “acrobatics with [her] body.”
“He almost dropped me once, but it was my fault – upside down by the way,” Hayek said during an interview with Access Hollywood. “Somebody’s grabbing me and doing all kinds of things with me.”
Hayek was talking to Access Hollywood alongside Banderas about their new animated sequel Puss in Boots: The Last Wish when the topic of “acrobatics” in the Magic Mike sequel came up. We’re assuming the “acrobatics” the interviewer was asking about are the positions that Tatum was putting Hayek in during the film’s first trailer, which debuted last month.
“There’s more in the movie,” Hayek said. “It’s literally a teaser.”
Banderas, who had not seen the trailer yet, seemed fascinated by Hayek’s description of the film. “This is getting more and more interesting,” he said, asking Hayek if she dances in the movie. “Explain to me more things about that.”
Hayek explains that in the film, she plays a theater producer who is casting an all-male dance stage production. “In this one, they dance for me, baby,” Hayek said. “I did the dancing before. Now, it’s time … to dance for me.”
Earlier this year, Tatum told People magazine that he wanted the final film in the trilogy “to be the Super Bowl of stripping … I want dancing like we’ve never been able to do in the other two movies.”
We’ll see how much dancing (and acrobatics) Salma Hayek gets to do with Channing Tatum when Magic Mike’s Last Dance hits theaters on February 10, 2023.