Salma Hayek dances with Magic Mike’s Channing Tatum on his birthday after replacing Thandiwe Newton


Salma Hayek paid a gushing tribute to her Magic Mike 3 co-star Channing Tatum as she celebrated his 42nd birthday.

The actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a video of the two dancing in a trailer as they marked his big day amid filming for the upcoming movie.

It comes after Salma replaced Thandiwe Newton in the film following an alleged bust-up with the show’s star Channing.   

Fun: Salma Hayek paid a gushing tribute to her Magic Mike 3 co-star Channing Tatum as she celebrated his 42nd birthday

The duo looked in high spirits as they danced around together in a trailer which was decorated for the special occasion.

Birthday boy Channing donned a pink birthday cake headband as he showed off his dance moves with the Mexican-American actress. 

Salma penned: ‘Happy Birthday Channing!!!! You’re such a Joy to be around. Feliz cumpleaños @channingtatum’

Salma has been pictured on set for Magic Mike 3 in London, shooting her first scenes opposite Channing Tatum after taking over the role from Thandiwe.

Celebrations: The actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a video of the two dancing in a trailer as they marked his big day amid filming for the upcoming movie

Celebrations: The actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a video of the two dancing in a trailer as they marked his big day amid filming for the upcoming movie

Thandiwe exited the film earlier this month after just 11 days of shooting, following an alleged bust-up with the movie’s producer and star Channing over Will Smith ‘s Oscars slap – she has denied the incident. 

While Salma, 55, shot her scenes in London’s Clapham, Thandiwe, 49, was pictured 5,000 miles away in Malibu over the weekend, seemingly confirming the end of their 23-year marriage with a very public display of affection with musician Lonr, 25.  

Salma was pictured in the same costume which Thandiwe was previously pictured wearing on set last month, as she shared a conversation with Channing in between takes for the film, which is reportedly focusing on the female lead and not Channing’s character Mike.  

Gone: It comes after Salma replaced Thandiwe Newton in the film following an alleged bust-up with the show's star Channing

Gone: It comes after Salma replaced Thandiwe Newton in the film following an alleged bust-up with the show’s star Channing 

Earlier this month The Sun reported the alleged argument between Thandiwe and Channing, which was said to be ‘unimaginably vicious’, was over Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.

Insiders told The Sun that Thandiwe is planning on suing studio chiefs at Warner Bros over the incident.

The argument reportedly took place on location in Paddington and culminated with Channing driving off set in his car.

Playful: The duo looked in high spirits as they danced around together in a trailer which was decorated for the special occasion

Playful: The duo looked in high spirits as they danced around together in a trailer which was decorated for the special occasion

Tribute: Salma penned: 'Happy Birthday Channing!!!! You’re such a Joy to be around. Feliz cumpleaños @channingtatum'

Tribute: Salma penned: ‘Happy Birthday Channing!!!! You’re such a Joy to be around. Feliz cumpleaños @channingtatum’

A source said: ‘Channing Tatum is the producer and number one on set. Thandiwe Newton is the number two star. But 11 days into shooting and it’s all over.

‘They fell out over the debacle at The Oscars. I was on set. I watched her and watched him. They were in and out of the house where we were filming having this confrontation.

‘After the row he just went, ”I am not working with her anymore”. Him being a producer, it’s his movie, so she’s off the movie.’

The source added that all scenes filmed with Thandiwe will now have to be reshot with Salma while the film’s director Steven Soderbergh reportedly didn’t take a side in the argument.

Praise: It comes after Thandiwe shared her support for Salma Hayak's 2017 film Beatriz at Dinner after the actress recently replaced her in Magic Mike 3

Praise: It comes after Thandiwe shared her support for Salma Hayak’s 2017 film Beatriz at Dinner after the actress recently replaced her in Magic Mike 3

A spokesperson for Thandiwe told MailOnline: ‘This report is completely inaccurate.’ 

Despite the drama, Thandiwe recently shared her support for Salma Hayak’s 2017 film Beatriz at Dinner after the actress recently replaced her in Magic Mike 3. 

The actress, 49, proved their was no hard feelings towards Salma, 55, as she took to Instagram stories on Saturday to share an image of the beauty’s previous film. 

Thandiwe gushed: ‘I love you’ as she went on to share her admiration for the Miguel Arteta directed film about a holistic medicine practitioner who is left is stranded at a client’s house after driving to visit her. 

She wrote: ‘For me, no finer performance, no finer film, about the real questions we need to be asking.’ 

Big fan: The actress, 49, proved their was no hard feelings towards Salma, 55, as she took to Instagram stories on Saturday to share an image of the Mexican-American beauty's previous film

Big fan: The actress, 49, proved their was no hard feelings towards Salma, 55, as she took to Instagram stories on Saturday to share an image of the Mexican-American beauty’s previous film

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