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Magic Mike XXL Draws in Crowds of Women for a Steamy Sequel

In 2012, Warner Bros. Pictures released Magic Mike staring buffed up Channing Tatum. And in 2015, the studio again had crowds of women getting hot under the collar with the release of Magic Mike XXL.

Released on July 1, 2015, the cast includes Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash, Joe Manganiello, and Adam Rodríguez – all toned and oiled up, in prime shape to woo the audience once again. The story takes place three years after Mike (played by Tatum) retires from stripping. He meets up with his friends and together, the Kings of Tampa, decide to travel to Myrtle Beach for a stripping convention and end their careers with a bang.

Lauren, played by Crystal Hunt, is a sassy registrar at the Myrtle Beach convention, who promises the guys the “money spot” in the show. In an interview with Mingle Media at the Magic Mike XXL premiere, Hunt says it is “amazing” to be on the “other side” referring to her role on daytime drama One Life To Live, where she played the part of stripper Stacy Morasco. She also says that working with strong, talented female actors in the film helped her feel empowered in her role.

Crystal Hunt, a Florida native, began her acting career in beauty pageants at age 2 – her special talent was acting. Since then, she’s had various roles in commercials, movies, and daytime dramas, but may be best known for her role as Lizzie Spaulding in Guiding Light, for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2005.  Check out her official website for more information.