'Dance Moms' Instructor Abby Lee Miller: 'Magic Mike' Is Worth The Ticket Price (VIDEO)
She's unafraid to speak her mind -- and establish her clout -- on Lifetime's Dance Moms.
Now, Abby Lee Miller, Dance Moms' outspoken instructor, is telling Celebuzz that seeing male dancing on Magic Mike was well worth the price of admission.
"I saw Magic Mike, and I thought it was great," Miller says. "I thought Matthew McConaughey teaching the other novice young guy how to dance was worth everything."
Magic Mike, as many female fans know, is a blockbuster-in-the-making about male stripper dancers -- which is a very, very distant variation on the dance Miller teaches her students on Dance Moms.
Miller hit the Step Up: Revolution premiere in Hollywood Tuesday. Channing Tatum -- star of the first Step Up and Magic Mike -- has carved a nice legacy for himself acting and dancing, Miller says.
"[Channing] adds a masculinity. He gets out there and dances, and he's sexy and hot. But he's not over the top -- he's not disgusting or crude. He makes it fun, he makes it enjoyable, and he makes everyone in the audience scream."
Dance Moms, a reality show about a woman running a dance studio for girls in Pittsburgh, is currently in its third season.
But what celebrities?
"I would love for there to be a celebrity component. I would love that," Miller says. "Can we get that in the budget? … I would love for [Step Up producer] Mr. [Adam] Shankman to step into my studio. That would be fabulous. Oh God. John Travolta."
Miller is known for showing tough love on the show. She explains her philosophy to Celebuzz:
"Well, dancers are always striving for perfection. A great dancer never achieves it, you always want to do another turn, a higher jump,a more difficult acrobatic jump. I think as a coach and mentor to my students, I know I'm pushing that envelope. They don't have limitations, and anything is possible. If they want to be working professionals -- successful professionals -- in the business -- they have to listen to me."