Salma Hayek’s steamy lap dance scene with Channing Tatum could have been deadly. During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Hayek, 56, told the host that the scene in Magic Mike’s Last Dance went horribly wrong.
The lap dance scene sees Hayek flipped upside down while Tatum, 42, holds onto her pants. “You know, there’s one part that’s not in [the film] where I’m upside down and my legs had to be somewhere,” Hayek said on Tuesday’s (January 31) episode. “But upside down, one loses sense of direction, and I didn’t do what I was supposed to do. So in the rehearsal, I went like, head down, almost hit my head.”
The Frida star started to worry about a wardrobe malfunction, and that’s when things took a turn for the worst. “[Channing] held on to my pants, but I was really concerned because my pants were going away, and I couldn’t remember if I had underwear or not in this moment,” Hayek shared. “So, instead of putting my hands to protect my head, I just held onto the pants. He’s like, ‘Put your hands up,’ and I’m like, ‘No, no, no, no.'”
“Everybody came in and kind of took me away from him, and he said, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ I said, ‘What’s wrong with me? You nearly killed me!’” Hayek exclaimed.
Hayek has previously admitted to Entertainment Tonight that the lap dance scene was “very physically challenging.” She added, “My goodness. You just wait to see. It’s just complicated.”
However, Hayek gave Tatum plenty of praise for his dancing skills. “If you thought he could dance [before], you are going to realize you haven’t seen anything,” she told People in August. “His dance skills — he just got better,” she added.
In the third and final installment of the Magic Mike franchise, Tatum’s Mike Lane is left bartending in Florida after a failed business deal. He hooks up with a wealthy socialite (Hayek) who takes him to London with an offer to headline a dance show. Magic Mike’s Last Dance is set to hit theaters on Friday, February 10.