More “Grease Live” promotion with Julianne Hough! In this video, you can see her co-star, Vanessa Hudgens, talking on the new TV special. I love when she says the “dancing is no joke”.
Julianne talks about her new role on “Grease Live” with Beauty For A Purpose. She was so nervous about taking on such an iconic role, but, now she’s grateful and excited since she gets to act and sing. Here is more…
You’ve made some brave decisions in your career—from moving abroad at age 10 to further your dance training to returning to Dancing with the Stars as a judge with all eyes on you. What gives you the courage to leap into the unknown?
I love switching modes and jumping into new things. If asked to choose between acting, dancing or singing, I don’t think I could. So although a new project can be a little daunting at times, I actually feed off of that excitement and love that I’m able to do something different all the time.
Where’s your next leap taking you?
To the role of Sandy in Grease: Live, which airs on Fox on January 31st! It is such an iconic role, so at first I was nervous, but I’m honestly just so grateful and humbled to bring the character of Sandy back to life. I’m excited that I get to act, sing and dance all in one project.
Dancer, singer, actress, choreographer — how do you find fulfillment in each unique discipline?
As an actress, I get to live in someone else’s shoes. I feel very mentally stimulated and challenged when I’m studying for a new role — it’s therapeutic and brings a lot of compassion to my life getting to know and understand parts of a character that I don’t necessarily relate to. It’s a similar feeling when I’m dancing and choreographing, but I also enjoy the physical challenge. Dancing is one sport that is athletic and spiritually inspiring. I never feel more present in my life than when I’m on stage dancing.
To read the full interview, go to Beauty For A Purpose. Thanks to Lori for the heads up.
ETA: Julianne also wrote a healthy eating guide at Byrdie.com. Here’s a take from the link…
I have learned, from past experience, that restriction backfires. If you make something off-limits, you just obsess over it more. And then you binge, and feel really “naughty” and guilty. So I don’t ever say “no desserts,” or “no carbs.” I don’t cut out food groups.
It’s just good reverse psychology, because if you tell yourself you can have anything, you’re less inclined to want everything, the way you do when it’s “forbidden.” I have my pasta; I eat sour candies when I get a craving. I just try to focus on balance, fresh and natural ingredients, and getting those raw veggies and variety so that I stay healthy and happy!
ETA2: People Style Watch has done a special feature on Julianne and Grease Live today as well….
Hough is bringing her song and dance skills to the small screen in the live show (she plays Sandy), alongside Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Carly Rae Jepsen and more stars, which will premiere on Jan. 31 on FOX.
“As an actress, I get to live in someone else’s shoes,” she says. “I feel very mentally stimulated and challenged when I’m studying for a new role — it’s therapeutic and brings a lot of compassion to my life getting to know and understand parts of a character that I don’t necessarily relate to.
Hough adds that she’s excited to draw from her years-long Dancing with the Stars experience, which she says, can be tiring, but is extremely rewarding in the long run.
“It’s a similar feeling when I’m dancing and choreographing, but I also enjoy the physical challenge,” she says. “Dancing is one sport that is athletic and spiritually inspiring. I never feel more present in my life than when I’m on stage dancing.”
Performing on live television sounds incredibly nerve-wracking, but Hough says she’s excited to step out of her comfort zone, and encourages others to do the same with this heartfelt advice:
“Believe in yourself! Any time I start doubting myself or looking to others for affirmation, I always say, ‘All I need is within me now.’ A strong and powerful woman is not afraid to be who she is or worry about what others think. When you’re 100 percent yourself, nothing is more beautiful or powerful.”
ETA3: Here is Julianne with Aaron Tveit on Access Hollywood….
The promotion for “Grease Live” continues and this has to be the best one yet. More at Entertainment Tonight! Check it out and Happy TGIF!
Lot’s to cover with Julianne Hough today!! Below is new interview with E News. She talks of the songs she sings in Grease Live. She says it’s going to be one big party. She also mentions the date is set for her wedding to Brooks Laich, but, she’s not telling (and I don’t blame her). Thanks to Lori for sending.
More Julianne Hough goodies. If you go to Cosmopolitan, you can see Julianne gracing the cover for their February issue. You can also see another photo and read a new interview. Below she comments on what she’d like to be respected for. She also talks of how she met Brooks Laich. More at the link. Thanks to Lori for sending.
On not wanting to be known for the very thing that propelled her to superstardom: “If someone told me they hadn’t seen Dancing With the Stars, I would say, ‘Oh, good!’ Everything I was getting was amazing, but I felt like, I’m so much more than this. I want to be respected as a singer and an actress.”
On how she met fiancé Brooks Laich through Masters of Sex star Teddy Sears: “I did a horror movie that never got released. I’m convinced the only reason I was meant to do that movie was to meet my fiancé. Six years prior, Teddy Sears, my costar, tried to invite Brooks—who was a good friend of his—to visit him in L.A. Brooks, who knows nothing about pop culture, joked, ‘What are you going to do—hook me up with that Juicy Fruit starlet?’ He’d seen the commercial and was like, ‘Where do I meet a girl like that?’ I was the girl in the commercial! Teddy remembered that comment and texted Brooks, ‘You’re never going to guess who I’m doing a movie with.'”
— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) January 7, 2016
What a big night for Julianne Hough! She presented an award at the People’s Choice Awards with some of the cast of Grease Live. She was also interviewed by Entertainment Tonight which you can watch below (thanks Abby!!). She talks on Grease Live, her engagement, Derek, and more. Sadly, Dancing With The Stars didn’t win tonight. It lost to The Voice. To see a Winners List, see Billboard.com.
On Entertainment Tonight, they had a segment which showed the cast of “Grease Live” in rehearsals including Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough. They talked a little with the cast. Julianne also chatted with them about her wedding to Brooks Laich a little. More below… Read more..
Copy and pasted from Pure Derek Hough! Where can I put my pre-order in?:
What a great read this is going to make. Shirley Ballas has announced at her Facebook page that she is going to write a new book. She plans to write about her entire career. She also plans to write about Mark Ballas….and of course Julianne and Derek. Here is more…
Not many teams achieved such wonders and went through so many ups and downs.
Including Changing partners. Having a baby. (Back then no one did that) then traveling all over the world for Marks first ten years with him. He was always the star of the show.
Sometimes we forget , but I feel proud of all I achieved and learnt in this industry I love so very very much.
For all the memories the tears and laughter I thank all those who where part of my journey.
I have been asked to write my book about a young girls life from the beginning in this industry. How I survived it. What I learnt. To the raising of Mark Derek and Julianne to all my relationships. I will be penning my life and the people who passed through my life. And the loyal and honest ones who remain in my life. The reasons why some passed through and some stayed. And course much much more. Exciting
Be sure to read her full announcement here.
Be sure to see Entertainment Weekly when you get a moment. They’ve posted some Vine clips of some of the songs from “Grease Live”. Although the cast isn’t singing on the teasers, it’s still a fun promo for the show and gives you a sneak peek for what’s to come. I can just see Julianne Hough singing them. Don’t forget, Grease: Live with Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough airs Sunday, Jan. 31, on Fox. Photo below courtesy of Julianne’s instagram.
For those Rydell High enthusiasts who can’t wait until Jan. 31 to see Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit star as Sandy and Danny in Fox’s Grease: Live, the show is offering a sneak peek at some of the musical numbers.
Grease: Live has posted Vine previews for four songs — from Hough singing “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” to Hough and Tveit’s take on the classic duet, “You’re the One That I Want.”
Julianne Hough talks on the finale of Dancing With The Stars, doing “Grease Live”, the release of “Dirty Grandpa” and lots more. Thanks to Andrea for finding this fun interview.