VIDEO: Julianne Hough: "I'm an Adrenaline Junkie"

The Footloose star tells iVillage why she loved doing her own stunts and talks about the pressure of remaking such a classic film


Julianne Hough may seem like the sweet, girl-next-door type, but (like the song says!) she still likes to cut loose. And for the Footloose star, that means doing her own stunts.

So it makes sense that Hough was a little disappointed that they decided not to recreate the iconic scene where her character Ariel, the wild preacher's daughter, stands on top of two moving cars in the classic 1984 original.

"I was bummed that I couldn't do that because I'm an adrenaline junkie," the 23-year-old actress tells iVillage. But luckily her role in the Footloose remake (in theaters Oct. 14) wasn't completely danger-free. "My thing that we did in this version was hanging out of the racecar -- that was like reckless Ariel. That was amazing, and I got to do that stunt by myself...It was scary!"

But it was more than just the action scenes that made making the movie intimidating. Hough and costar Kenny Wormald recognized that it was risky to remake such a well-known film.

"We understand," Wormald says. "We were huge fans of the original, so we knew it was a daunting task to try to take a new stab at it. But we did it justice."

Watch our exclusive video interview to find out what made Hough tear up during filming and why both actors were "too busy" to get into trouble in high school.

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