Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough and the cast of “Grease Live” did AOL Build today. I haven’t had a chance to watch all of this coverage yet, but, Al tells us this is “very entertaining“. Thanks Al for recording!!! Enjoy all….
ETA: Below are a few publicity shots from the AOL Build interview. To see more, go to Getty Images.
The promo is off the hook for Julianne Hough and the cast on “Grease Live” as the premiere date inches closer on January 30th on Fox. Also, don’t forget Julianne stars in “Dirty Grandpa” which premieres on January 22nd in theatres every where. Below she talks with Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight (thanks to @idolxfactor for recording the GMA video for us). Also, be sure to watch Julianne and the cast of Grease Live on AOL Build today ay 1:00pm ET if interested here. Go Julianne! I think (and do I dare say this? ) I may end up loving her in the role as “Sandy” as much or more so than Olivia Newton John. 😯
Check out Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough. Last night, she attended a FOX All-Star Party in Pasadena, California. Some of the cast members of “Grease Live” was there too. You can see some photos at Getty Images and the Daily Mail. You can read how Julianne put her look together at People Style Watch. Keep scrolling below for lots more Grease Live information and fun….
Speaking of “Grease Live”, they talked on it at the Fox Winter Press tour yesterday. Note how there is going to be two original members from the first movie in it. Here is more from E Online. Be sure to read the link for the full article.
The cast of Fox’s upcoming musical production, including Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens and Aaron Tveit, is still intensely rehearsing for the Jan. 31 event, but they gathered at the Television Critics Association winter press tour to share a few things we can expect from their show.
The first bit of news? That it’ll include two cast members from the movie. Revealed director Thomas Kail, “Didi Conn (Frenchy) and Barry Pearl (Doody) are in our production! Didi is playing Vi who is the waitress who has a little scene with Frenchy. We do have a moment where we have the generations stare at each other…it was incredibly moving for all of us.”
Here’s what else we learned about the upcoming TV event:
It’s the Best of Both Worlds: “We’re doing the best version of Grease,” revealed executive producer Marc Platt, which will include songs and scenes from both the film and he original stage production. That will include songs from the musical, “‘Those Magic Changes’ and ‘Freddie My Love,’ which Keke Palmer will sing. [We’re] combining them into an experience that works for live television.”
I was also freaking when I saw that Eve Plumb of The Partridge Family is also going to be in it. It’s going to be cool to see her again. I always thought it would be cool to see her do Dancing With The Stars. Read more..
Lot’s of Julianne Hough “Grease Live” goodies today. First of all, be sure to pick up the new issue of TV Guide for a cool feature on the new movie. Here are some scans courtesy of Abby to give you a little hint of what’s inside. Thanks Abby!
Also, you can see some fun photos of the cast in rehearsals at Broadway World. Playbill is featuring a Gallery as well.
And this is a fun teaser to learn the “hand jive” too! Thanks to Lori for these gems….
Lastly, here’s some more fun promos from twitter and snapchats…. Read more..
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.
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….
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.'”
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.