Julianne Hough Poses for Interview Magazine [PHOTOS]

June 4, 2012 1:01 am

This triple threat doesn’t waste a moment.

Dancer, singer, and actress Julianne Hough was driven from the beginning of childhood. Growing up Mormon in Utah, she left for London at age 10 to follow in her parent’s footsteps as a professional dancer.

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Her exploration at a young age prepared this long-legged lady to win two Emmy nominations for her choreography on “Dancing With The Stars,” and titled two-time champion on the show.

Never missing a step, 23-year-old Hough has proved that she also has melodic pipes. Her self-titled debut album topped the Billboard Country Albums chart in 2008.

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Breaking onto the silver screen in last year’s remake of “Footloose,” Julianne is starring alongside Tom Cruise and Russell Brand in the new film adaptation of 1980’s Sunset Strip Broadway musical “Rock of Ages.”

Julianne Hough posed for Interview magazine and spilled juicy details on “DWTS,” her relationship, and her new role.

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On Her First Reaction To “Dancing With The Stars”:
“A lot of people don’t know this, but when ‘DWTS’ first asked me to be on the show, I said ‘No,’ because I wanted to act and to be taken seriously. 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.”

On Her Biggest Fear:
“My biggest fear is that people think, ‘Oh, just because she was on ‘DWTS,’ 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 Working With “Rock of Ages” Co-star Tom Cruise:
“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.”

On Dealing With Paparazzi:
“We were on vacation, and I swear, my boyfriend and I try to keep it as low key as possible. Over Christmas we were on a friend’s boat, and I had gained a little bit of weight while I was on the trip…so I’m thinking, ‘I’m going to show them. I’m going to do a frickin’ dive off the top of the boat, and then my cool points will go up, and [paparrazzi] can’t say anything about the weight that I’ve gained.’ So I did it. I was like, ‘Damn right!'”

On Growing Up Mormon:
“People are going to make their own stereotypes, but you know what, who cares? The thing that I loved about growing up Mormon is that I had morals and standards instilled in me as a kid—like, you need to be a nice person, and a thoughtful person, and if anybody is trying to dog that, then I think that’s rude. I mean, I may not be as active in it as some people are, but I think that the church has taught me great life lessons.”


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