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Uber-Talented Salma Hayek Made Magic Mike’s Last Dance So Special

Mike Lane takes to the stage once again when a business deal that went bust leaves him broke and bartending in Florida. Hoping for one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite who lures him with an offer he can’t refuse — and an agenda all her own. With everything on the line, he soon finds himself trying to whip a hot new roster of talented dancers into shape.

Salma Hayek Pinault, 56, told PEOPLE Magazine she didn’t expect the lap dance scene to become the most talked about sequence from the sequel: “Every single person that’s seen the movie talks first and mostly about that scene, which it’s a surprise for me. But I’m glad because it works for the story of the movie.”

The scene, which takes place in Miami, was filmed during “magic hour” over three days and required lots of rehearsals. Hayek Pinault admits she’s “not much of a worker-outer” so the choreography proved “challenging” for her.

“Most of the work goes into making it look effortless,” she explains. “After the first rehearsal I was sore because I’m not in shape and it’s not movement you’re used to. So I was sore. It was technical: You’ve got to make sure you don’t poke his eye with a stiletto or knock him out or he doesn’t drop me. He kept telling me he was ‘very strong, don’t worry,’ but still you’ve got to hold on a little bit with the arms or the legs.”

One move didn’t make the final cut. “I was supposed to do something and I didn’t do it and it was crucial, and he almost dropped me to the ground. He caught me like a millimeter before my head, because I was upside down, hit the floor. We got rid of that one.”

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