Chace Crawford: Five Hour Footloose Audition

Chace Crawford: Five Hour Footloose Audition

Chace Crawford recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to chat about his starring role in the remake of Footloose.

The 23-year-old Gossip guy dished about his audition, dancing and taking the role from good friend Zac Efron. Check it out:

On his grueling audition for the role: “I want my number to be up — my Bacon number. It was, like, five hours of the most rigorous tests ever. I walked out very confident.”

On nabbing the role after Zac Efron stepped away: “I know Zac and we’re actually friends. He’s gotta make the best choice for his career at this point and I have to make the best for mine and luckily it worked out for both of us.”

On going through the Kenny Ortega boot camp: “I don’t know if the gymnastics [high bar] scene is going to make it. I’ve got some movement in me, but I’m not a dancer. I need to start stretching now.”

Country cutie Julianne Hough will screen-test this week for the lead female role of Ariel.

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  • zanessalovin’_happenedsofast(:

    1st?, lol.

    I’m glad the roles worked out for the both of them, too. I’m sure Chace’s career is going to go nowhere, but up in this. I loved him in Gossip Girl, too. <3

  • kiarita´sKiss

    i looooooove him!!!!!!! xD

  • topi

    Haaandsoome!!!!! But wrong choice of soap to work in

  • awurbii

    I was wondering if anyone else felt the same way:

    It’s great that Chace got the role but he looks too much like Zac. They definitely don’t have the same faces but their overall looks is kinda the same. It would’ve have been better for them to cast someone who looks completely different.

  • topi

    Haaaandsooome!!!But wrong of soap to work in

  • topi

    He also resembles Rob a bit..if you luk at the jaw

  • jannae

    i’m glad chace got the role, even though i would have loved to see zac make another musical. but, zac needs to break out of the musical genre and expand his acting ability.

    i hope julianne gets the role of ariel. i heard miley cyrus, hayden panettiere and amanda bynes were also being considered, but i think julianne is the best fit of the four.

  • jannae

    i’m glad chace got the role, even though i would have loved to see zac make another musical. but, zac needs to break out of the musical genre and expand his acting ability.

    i hope julianne gets the role of ariel. i heard miley cyrus, hayden panettiere and amanda bynes were also being considered, but i think julianne is the best fit of the four since we already know she can dance AND sing.

  • pop86

    @awurbii:

    I agree Chace does look a little like Zac.
    This is a big chance for Chace to show that he can do more than Gossip Girl.

  • jo

    Lookswise, he’s the next best thing to Zac Efron. glad Zac dropped the role though. no more musicals for now

  • Ellyne

    Chace looks nothing like Zac in my opinion, Zac efrons gorgeous. Chace is cute, But its good Zac stepped away form this role

  • ivanka

    i wish it was zac but i also love chace so whatever…
    julianne gogogog!

  • mea25

    Hope he can sing n dance! Hope he shows some energy in the movie too. Julianne would be perfect for the part..she is so multi-talented, plus she’s gorgeous.

  • me.

    i love what chace says about zac. i never knew he could dance and sing, but i wish the best for him.

    and i don’t see any similarities between chace and zac… at all. maybe it’s the hair? heck, they’re not even the same anymore. zac’s hair looks like a dead cat now. lmfao

  • Jessica

    I am fine with Chace being in it! I hope Miley Cyrus isnt in it she doesnt go with the movie! I Hope they pick JULIANNE! plus she knows how to dance!!! Not much work to do there…. and she sings and is beautiful!

  • Nik

    It’ll be interesting to see him dance and sing.

    A five hour audition sounds exhausting.

  • zanessafan4ever

    I hope dropping out of FOOTLOOSE proves good for ZAC.
    n I’m sure it will turn out well for Chace!

    go ZAC!
    LOVE U!

  • Ashley

    Derek Hough should have been Ren!! The part was made for him. He is a dancer…unlike chace. but i guess if julianne gets the role…at least there is one hough involved.

  • ness

    i have yet to believe this will be as great as it could have been with zac