A tantalizing breeze of male cologne and enticement blew its way through America and under the noses of women with the delivery of “Magic Mike XXL”, the sequel to the 2012 film, “Magic Mike.” While the buildup seemed torturous at times, its long-anticipated release in the heat of the summer had moviegoers coming to the theaters in swarms. With tighter abs and sultrier gyrations, watching Mike succumb to the call of lights, money, and women for one last hurrah was an irresistible experience of female bonding.
The cast is studded with the sexy familiars like Tatum, Mat Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Kevin Nash. This go round, however, they are joined by Adam Rodriguez as Tito and Gabriel Iglesias as Tobias. With that lineup there is no time for women’s eyes to wander! Leading men are incomplete without leading ladies, so be on the lookout for Jada Pinkett Smith as Rome, Elizabeth Banks as Paris, Andie MacDowell as Nancy, and Crystal Hunt as Lauren.
Hunt, the cute and spunky actress from Clearwater, FL is best known for her role as Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light, a troubled daughter of parents with a tumultuous relationship. While performing in that role she received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series as well as a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, both in 2005. She has since been in the 2007 film “Sydney White” and ABC series “One Life to Live.” As she likes to expand on her acting, she also worked on a document-series, “Queens of Drama,” which has yet to be released.
Hunt states that her experience in daytime acting truly helped her flesh out the character of Lauren on “Magic Mike XXL.” She was also inspired by the tremendous talent that surrounded her. In a movie made for women, being included with a cast featuring strong female role models only helped her hone her craft and feel empowered.
When not gracing the big screen, Hunt was a previous managing member of My Pet’s Dream Boutique in her hometown, offering premium services for the cherished furry members of Florida Families.
For ladies who have not experienced the dangerous moves of the dancers, get your hands on “Magic Mike XXL” and prepare yourself for steamy living room windows. Enjoy the men but also appreciate the talented ladies, including Crystal Hunt.