‘Rock of Ages’ Star Julianne Hough: I Take Longer to Get Ready Than Ryan Seacrest
“I would say myself,” Hough revealed in an interview with Celebuzz as she promoted her new movie, Rock of Ages.
Still, the beautiful blonde admits you might get a different answer if you ask the same question to her uber-successful boyfriend.
“Ryan probably disagrees and would say he [takes longer],” she said with a laugh.
Success has come at a relatively young age for the 23-year-old Hough. Still, the actress-dancer-singer — who for many seasons appeared on the ABC juggernaut Dancing With the Stars — said it took years for her to get to where she is now.
“A lot of people don’t realize that I’ve been working my whole life, as far as bettering my craft and taking lessons and trying to better my skills,” she said. “I didn’t just come onto the scenes as a Dancing With the Stars dancer at age 18.”
Indeed, at the tender age of 10, Hough was sent to England along with her brother, Derek, to study with Shirley and Corky Ballas, the parents of Dancing hottie Mark Ballas. She later formed a pop group called 2B1G (Two Boys, One Girl) with Derek and Mark, and went on to win her first dancing title at age 15.
All of Hough’s hard work is put on display in Rock of Ages, out Friday. Based on the hit Broadway jukebox musical of the same name, and co-starring Tom Cruise, the movie combines the works of Journey, Poison, Foreigner and more into one toe-tapping, ’80s-inspired tale.
The movie even allows Hough to show off her killer pipes, which she first did on her eponymous country-music CD back in 2008. That begs another question: Now that four years have passed, will Hough ever get back into the recording studio?
“It’s definitely not out of the picture,” she said of her singing career. “I want to give it the time and energy and focus it deserves.”
“I felt like the first time, I didn’t have that, and I didn’t feel like it was the right time. So I’m just waiting for the right time.”
Rock of Ages is now in theaters nationwide.