A Minute With: Julianne Hough talking "Burlesque"

Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:15am EST
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By Zorianna Kit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - Julianne Hough is best known for her fancy footwork on hit reality television series "Dancing With the Stars." She's won twice, with speed skater Apolo Ohno and with race-car driver Helio Castroneves.

Now the 22-year-old has set her sights on acting, and this week, she made her feature film debut in the musical "Burlesque." She plays Georgia, a dancer at a club who befriends the newest member of the group, played by Christina Aguilera.

Hough spoke to Reuters about working with her famous co-stars, Aguilera and Cher, her future film projects and recording her second country album.

Q: Your first feature film, and you're working with Cher, Christina Aguilera and Stanley Tucci. Was it intimidating?

A: "It was intimidating, but to have them be such genuine, sincere and amazing human beings made the intimidation go away. Yes, I was nervous at first, but it switched over to friendship really quickly."

Q: What moments in the film stand out in your memory?

A: "My scene with Cher in the bathroom. The things she said to me were like, wow. Afterwards I ran and wrote about it in my journal. I also got to go to Christina's house and sing in her studio, which is so cool because I grew up idolizing her."

Q: You have red hair in 'Burlesque,' but you're naturally blonde. Why the switch?   Continued...

<p>Julianne Hough poses at the premiere of "Burlesque" in Hollywood, November 15, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>