Salma Hayek says there was 'so much testosterone' on the set of 'Magic Mike 3' that she worried about 'growing a mustache'
Salma Hayek Pinault told GQ Hype that the "Magic Mike 3" set was filled with "so much testosterone."
Hayek Pinault said that dancers and crew were lifting weights between takes.
Still, she said, the environment allowed healthy discussions about their bodies and working out.
Salma Hayek Pinault said the set of "Magic Mike's Last Dance" was filled with "so much testosterone."
In the upcoming movie, which closes the "Magic Mike" trilogy, Hayek Pinault stars as Maxandra Mendoza, a wealthy socialite who helps Channing Tatum's character Mike Lane put on a special show in London.
In an interview with GQ Hype, Hayek Pinault said that male dancers and members of the crew would pump weights in between takes.
She joked: "There was so much testosterone I was afraid I was going to start growing a mustache."
However, the "Desperado" actor said that the set was a positive environment for the male dancers to talk about their bodies. Instead of being competitive about their workout results, the dancers, according to GQ associate editor Olivia Pym's description, talked about their bodies like "they were school science projects they had been carefully constructing for months."
Hayek said: "They were talking about waxing parts of the body that I really didn't want to hear about, but it was very refreshing. Before it would have been seen badly if they spent too much time on their bodies or were vain."
She added: "It's an exciting time to be a woman, but also to be a man. Confusion is always a great landscape for revolution, and I think deep inside, we put a lot of weight on men. The old thing that they have to be successful and responsible financially for the family — that's a lot."
While Hayek Pinault has said a lot of positive things about the upcoming movie and her costar, last week she said on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that Tatum almost killed her while rehearsing one of the dances in the movie.
"You know, this one part that's not in it where I'm upside down and my legs had to be somewhere. 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," she recalled. "He 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."
The Oscar-nominated actor continued: " 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!'"
"Magic Mike's Last Dance" is in theaters on Friday.
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