Julianne Hough: Ballet Dancer for 'Interview' Mag

Julianne Hough: Ballet Dancer for 'Interview' Mag

Julianne Hough pulls on her ballet shoes in this new feature for Interview Magazine.

The 23-year-old actress spoke with Dimitri Ehrlich about Rock of Ages, Dancing With The Stars and music. Check it:

On working with Tom Cruise: “I think my generation will always look at him as Tom Cruise, the movie star. But the thing about Tom is that he’s super-cool, and whatever nerves I had going into a scene with him, afterwards he would say how funny it was or what a great job I did. So that really made me feel confident. But at the same time, my first scene with him was when my character, Sherrie, meets him for the first time and he says that she has a perky heart as he’s grabbing her chest, so that was definitely pretty real.”

On using Dancing with the Stars as a launching pad: “A lot of people don’t know this, but when Dancing with the Stars first asked me to be on the show, I said no, because I wanted to act and to be taken seriously. And I thought that being on a reality show would hurt my credibility. But what I’ve come to realize is that being on that show completely launched my career and gave me a family and a built-in audience. My biggest fear is that people think, Oh, just because she was on Dancing with the Stars, she thinks she can act now. But I’ve been acting my whole life, which people don’t realize. I just haven’t had the opportunities that I’ve had with my dancing.”

On falling in love with ’80s music: “What I love about ’80s rock music is the amazing, fantastic melodies. In pop music, it’s all about the techno beat to dance to in the club and the repetitiveness, whereas in rock music there is literally, like, balls-to-the-wall singing and playing. I love it.”

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Photos: Patrick Demarchelier
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  • Eloise

    She is so beautiful and talented. Her career is really taking off!

  • Po

    Amazing :)