The summer of 2015 unleashed the long-awaited sequel to the 2012 comedy-drama Magic Mike. Released on July 1, 2015, Magic Mike XXL reintroduces Mike (Channing Tatum), a former male stripper who now runs his own furniture business, three years after abandoning his former lifestyle. Mike and his dancing buddies end up taking a road trip to a stripper convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Along the way, they run into a number of newcomers into the Magic Mike universe, including Jada Pinkett-Smith as a strip club owner and former NFL star Michael Strahan as one of her dancing employees. Star Channing Tatum teased that the sequel boasted less plot but plenty of spectacle.
Also featured in the film according to Facebook is Emmy-nominated actress Crystal Hunt, best known for her role as troubled teenager Lizzie Spaulding in the iconic daytime series Guiding Light. Participating in pageants and commercials since she was a young child, Hunt’s acting career took off after she was spotted by an agent at the Actors Workshop in New York and quickly offered a role on Guiding Light that would earn the young actress an Emmy nomination. Hunt got her break into motion pictures starring opposite Zac Efron in the family movie The Derby Stallion. In 2009 she would return to her television roots, being cast as devious stripper Stacy Morasco in the daytime series One Life To Live. Hunt has kept a rigorous schedule while being involved in multiple projects, including 2015’s Magic Mike XXL, in which she played Lauren.