On the heels of the wild success of Magic Mike, a sequel seems like a foregone conclusion. Magic Mike XXL delivers more of everything that made the first film such a hit – more Mike, more music, more dancing and more muscles. In this sequel, Channing Tatum reprises his role as retired stripper and former King of Tampa Mike Lane, whose go at opening a furniture store isn’t going so well. When Mike hears from Tarzan (played by Kevin Nash), one of his fellow Kings, that their former boss, Dallas has left to perform solo. The Kings have decided that the only fitting way to leave the business of stripping is to attend a convention of strippers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where they will perform one last, big show.
Aside from Dallas, most of the principal characters from the first film return: Joe Manganiello as Ritchie, Adam Rodriguez as Tito, Matt Bomer as Ken, and Gabriel Iglesias as Tobias. The Kings also encounter some new characters on their road trip, including a New York City-bound photographer, Zoe (played by Amber Heard), Rome, a club owner and later, emcee (played by Jada Pinkett Smith), a singer and rapper named Andre (played by Donald Glover), Nancy, the mother of one of Tito’s friends (played by Andie McDowell), event organizer Paris (played by Elizabeth Banks), and Lauren (played by Crystal Hunt).
Crystal Hunt was born on February 5, 1985. A native of Clearwater, Florida, Hunt is perhaps best known for her roles in daytime television. She portrayed Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light, a role she landed at the age of just 17, and Stacy Morasco on One Life to Live and before making the leap to films such as Problem Child 2, The Derby Stallion, Sydney White, 23 Blast, and Magic Mike XXL as well as numerous television appearances as herself. On her Instagram I saw she also has a producer’s credit under her belt for Talbot County.