The comedy/drama Magic Mike XXL opened on July 1, 2015, as the sequel to the popular Magic Mike released in 2012. The movie takes place three years later after Mike has left his stripping career behind to run a furniture business. When Mike gets a call from Tarzan informing him that Dallas has gone missing, Mike drives to a hotel to find the remaining Kings of Tampa. Dallas has left them behind to start a new show, so the group has decided to travel to Myrtle Beach to a stripping convention for one last showstopper to end their careers.
The movie, which grossed $122.5 million at the box office, stars Channing Tatum along with an all-star cast including Crystal Hunt of Guiding Light and One Life to Live fame. Crystal plays Lauren in the movie, one of the many beautiful women Channing Tatum’s character meets along the way. Her character is a member of a group of wealthy women that become involved with the young men.
Crystal is a lifelong actress having started her career acting in pageants at the tender age of two. While her early career focused mainly on roles in commercials, Hunt is most well known for her role as Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light, which granted her a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.
Crystal went on to appear in the films The Derby Stallion and Sydney White before joining the cast of One Life to Live in 2009. She left the show in February of 2010 but returned in March of that same year to play the ghost of her character and then again in January of 2012.
Along with an acting career, Crystal explored photography, and then Hunt followed her pet passion by opening a high-end pet boutique in her home town of Clearwater Florida. And in 2014, she stepped into the shoes of a producer, making the feature film Talbot County with long time friend and actress Dania Ramirez. Be sure to check out her page on IMDb for her full list of credits.