Salma Hayek channels Britney Spears in a dance video to promote Hitman’s wife’s bodyguard
Salma Hayek channeled Britney Spears in a video that was posted on Instagram Bodyguard of Hitman’s wife Wi. As a sequel to The Hitman’s Bodyguard from 2017, the new film brings Hayek back as Sonia Kincaid, the wife of the notorious hit man Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson). The sequel is directed by returning director Patrick Hughes and also stars Ryan Reynolds as bodyguard-for-hire Michael Bryce.
Before the film was released this month, Hayek celebrated by showing off her dancing skills on Instagram. To the music of “… Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears, Salma Hayek and a crew of backup dancers lip-synching and dancing alongside the actress who adds some extra maneuvers in honor of her action movie character. She also hopes to engage fans by coining the hashtag #hitmanschallenge and encouraging others to do the same. You can check out the post below.
“Show me your #hitmanschallenge baby! Muéstrame tu mejor #hitmanschallenge baby! I’ll watch …”, Hayek posts in the caption. Jennifer Aniston and Naomi Campbell praised the dance in the comments, while Sabrina Carpenter replied, “omg queen”.
“… Baby One More Time” was used prominently in the marketing of the sequel. Even the official poster has the slogan “Hit Me Baby One More Time”. Patrick Hughes directs The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard based on a script by Tom O’Connor, Brandon Murphy and Phillip Murphy. In addition to Hayek, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Grillo, Richard E. Grant, Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman can be seen in the sequel. Matt O’Toole, Les Weldon and Yariv Lerner produced.
“To be honest, I was shocked,” said Hayek of the fans who wanted to see more of Sonia in the sequel through diversity. “I’ve been in a lot of films where we got the reputation, ‘Oh my god, you’re one of the most popular characters in the movie.’ So many times. But for the first time there was a director who said, ‘I’ll listen to the audience.’ “
The logline for The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard reads: “Four years after the events of the original film, the bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) is on a company-commissioned sabbatical as Sonia Kincaid (Hayek), the wife of the hit man Darius Kincaid (Jackson) Bryce shares an uncomfortable friendship with him, saving him from an assassination attempt to save Darius. Due to his sabbatical, Bryce is banned from using firearms or deadly weapons of any kind and must use his wits and intelligence to save Darius and the day to rescue.”
Meanwhile, Hayek has another big role that she’ll be bringing back to theaters this year. She is part of the cast of the Marvel superhero movie Eternals, which also includes other big stars like Gemma Chan, Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Kumail Nanjiani and Richard Madden. This film will be released on November 5, 2021. Weeks later, Hayek can be seen in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci alongside Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino and Jared Leto. It will be released on November 24, 2021.
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is expected to be released on June 16 via Lionsgate. Hayek’s video material dances to Britney Spears‘”… Baby One More Time” comes to us from Salma Hayek on Instagram.
Subjects: Hitman’s Bodyguard 2