‘Footloose’s’ Julianne Hough, Kenny Wormald & Craig Brewer Aimed To Make Iconic Film for Today’s Teens [AUDIO]

October 5, 2011 8:56 am

Julianne Hough, Kenny Wormald, and director Craig Brewer came into “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” Wednesday to talk about their upcoming remake of the classic “Footloose.”

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Surprisingly, before their big acting debut in the movie, both the 23-year-old actress and 27-year-old actor both started out as professional dancers. While we saw the blonde bombshell tango and jive on “Dancing With The Stars” as a ballroom expert up until Season 8, Boston born Kenny was a backup dancer for pop singer Justin Timberlake! To transition from being in the shadows to being the guy fans cheered for, he noted of his experience at the premiere: “I felt like I was *NSync…we worked so damn hard on this thing so to get that moment is very gratifying.”

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Remaking a 1984 Kevin Bacon classic “was probably one of the most daunting things I’ve done in my life” director Craig Brewer admits. When asked what gave him the feeling that he made a good movie, he describes that the “classic” kiss between Julianne & Kenny hit it out of the ballpark.

Julianne also discussed her upcoming return to “Dancing With The Stars” saying, “I feel like I’m going to get all emotional. I’m going to be a wreck! Going on there and dancing to something that I actually left the show to do. Its going to be pretty amazing, but their my family and its my home. I can’t wait to go back!”

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Julianne discussed her dream co-star in a movie saying, “Ryan Gosling‘s pretty hot right now,” she reveals, but who better could she ask for considering she is already co-starring with Tom Cruise in “Rock Of Ages”!

Are YOU excited to watch the “Footloose” remake!? Do you think it will be better than the 80s classic? Make sure to watch the premiere of “Footloose” premiering in theaters on October 14th!

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