"I play a Christian evangelist with burns over two-thirds of her body. No one will want to see my body in that." Actress Julianne Hough insists fans won't want her to strip off like she has in Footloose and new film Rock of Ages in her next movie, screenwriter Diablo Cody's untitled directorial debut.
"You have no idea how hot Tom is. There's this one number, he sings Pour Some Sugar (on Me) and Def Leppard was in there, we were all watching... Just thinking about it now, I'm, like, getting chills... He looks like Anthony Kiedis." Actress Julianne Hough was stunned by Rock of Ages co-star Tom Cruise's rock-ability.
Director Adam Shankman was forced to cut a saucy lapdance scene between Julianne Hough and Tom Cruise from the Rock Of Ages movie after female audience members reacted negatively to it during test screenings.
Hough portrays aspiring singer Sherrie Christian in the film, and one take required the blonde beauty to grind up against Cruise as ageing rock star Stacee Jaxx.
But the scene appeared to turn off viewers during promo screenings and Shankman decided to axe the clip due to its "steamy" nature.
During an interview on Live! With Kelly on Wednesday (06Jun12), Hough revealed, "I like to call it a musical lapdance where we're singing and dancing. It got cut 'cause apparently mothers didn't like Sherrie Christian after that... It was a little too hot and sexy and steamy."
But Hough is not upset by the editing decision, because she will always be able to boast about her sexy superstar encounter: "I'll always have that in my back pocket, that I gave Tom Cruise a lapdance."
However, fans of Hough won't miss out completely - they will be able to catch the scene in question on the director's cut of the DVD release.
The lapdance wasn't the only big scene of Hough's left on the cutting room floor - a rushed shoot on the Hollywood sign that left her dazed and bruised was also bumped from the final edit.
The Footloose star, who attended school in London, landed a small cameo as a Hogwarts student in 2001's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and fell in love with the leading actor.
The then-11-year-old Hough decided to profess her love for Radcliffe by sending him a soft toy on Valentine's Day.
But Hough never received a reply and the now-23 year old admits she is still too horrified to reintroduce herself to the British star.
During an interview on Live! With Kelly on Wednesday (06Jun12), she said, "I was kind of in love... I wrote him a love note when I was 11 years old. It was Valentine's, got him the Valentino Beanie Baby...
"(I) never heard back. And now I'm really embarrassed. I see him sometimes, around, and I just turn the other way and walk away. I'm too nervous (to reintroduce myself)."
Hough is now dating TV personality Ryan Seacrest.
A rushed Hollywood sign shoot that left Julianne Hough dazed and bruised has been cut from new movie musical Rock Of Ages.
Director Adam Shankman reveals the scene in question was part of a dream sequence - and Hough and the crew hit the famous Los Angeles landmark just before dawn to capture the beauty of a sunrise.
But filming left his leading lady nursing a few bumps and scrapes.
Shankman explains, "(Star) Diego Boneta fantasises about her character in a nightie dancing on the Hollywood sign. We didn't start shooting it until four in the morning and we were chasing the light.
"There's a metal railing on the platform where she was dancing and she did a bunch of turns and then had to throw her body backwards against the metal railing and she popped her head back and slammed her head against the metal railing. She just kept going and she did it twice!
"She's a brilliant dancer and was really going for it and it was late and it was her skull against metal. We just stopped for 15 minutes to let her get her bearings. She wasn't seriously injured but she had a headache for a couple of days.
"Unfortunately we had to cut the scene from the movie."
"It was my wrap and good luck gift, which I think is more his gift than mine." Actress Julianne Hough on the stripper pole she was was given after filming Rock of Ages. She insists it's more a present for boyfriend Ryan Seacrest.
Julianne Hough has co-star Tom Cruise's no-nonsense attitude to thank for saving her dancing career - because he insisted on letting her rest after a serious spinal injury on the set of Rock Of Ages.
The Footloose star was ready to work through the pain after tweaking her neck and dislodging ribs following two days of extensive dancing with the Top Gun star - but Cruise insisted on shutting the sequence down.
Hough says, "I was practising this dance number with Tom for two days straight. I was totally fine and didn't hurt myself and it was, like, 18-hour days dancing hardcore. But the next day I turned my head and it went, 'Foo!'
"I was at the point where I had to lay on my back and just breathe. I couldn't turn my head; it was tilted to the left. Tom was really cool because I actually hurt myself. I'd never hurt myself or injured myself dancing and I tweaked my neck and had three ribs out on my left and three ribs out on my right, and my whole spine was like an 'S' and my hips were out of place.
"I've got that dancer mentality, like, 'I can keep going; I'm fine.' He's like, 'Julianne, this is what insurance is for. You've got a very long career ahead of you and a very long shoot ahead of you. Stop, and leave it to me.'
"I was like, 'Tom Cruise cares about me!' I had a Tom Cruise rescue."
"There's a lot of funny things that happened while we were shooting... Tom and I were dancing and I was whipping my head around and my wig flew off." Julianne Hough on her most embarrassing Rock of Ages scene with Tom Cruise.
A set wide alert went out after the film's animal trainer lost sight of Mickey the monkey - and the handler wasted no time in letting everyone present know how dangerous the baboon could be.
Actress Julianne Hough explains, "He yelled, 'The monkey is loose, don't move or he'll maul your face'."
However, she reveals the tiny terror was quickly spotted and his trainer had a very unorthodox way of coaxing Mickey back to his trailer: "They lured Mickey in with Mexican paella from catering."
Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough have signed on to play lovers in a planned movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' bestselling romantic novel Safe Haven.
The couple will play beloved characters Alex and Katie in the movie, which is scheduled to start shooting in June (12) in North Carolina.
The film, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, will be released just before St. Valentine's Day (14Feb13).
Author Sparks, who will produce the film, says, "I'm thrilled that Josh and Julianne have agreed to come aboard Safe Haven - it's hard to think of an actor better-suited to play the character of Alex than Josh, and Julianne will bring a combination of vulnerability and strength to the role of Katie."