Julianne Hough is quickly becoming one of the most talked about entertainers in Hollywood. The former Dancing With The Stars professional has taken on a remarkable rise to prominence in recent years, and plays the lead role in Craig Brewer's hotly anticipated 'Footloose' remake.
Hough was plucked from a host of promising actresses to star in the flick by original choreographer Kenny Ortega. She plays 'Ariel', a preacher's daughter who rebels against her hometown's strict ban on dancing and rock music. Speaking to Moviefone about her 'booty shaking' in the movie, Hough explained, "This was like, 'Let's just make guys aroused' basically, kind of booty shaking. It was fun, though. It was in the middle of the night when we were shooting that scene. We were drinking coffee at 3 a.m., trying to stay awake". The actress, currently dating media mogul Ryan Seacrest, says she enjoyed breaking away from her innocent persona to shoot the flick, saying, "People know me as this kind of good girl and it was fun to tap into someone who was a little bit of a brat". The remake also stars Kenny Wormald as 'Ren MCCormack' and veterans Dennis Quaid and Andie MacDowell.
Hough now turns attention to filming next summer's 'Rock of Ages' - a comedy musical featuring an all-star cast of Tom Cruise, Alec Badlwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones and RUSSELL BRAND.