Julianne Hough Is 'Pretty Good' At Stripping

June 14, 2012 By:
Julianne Hough Is 'Pretty Good' At Stripping

The long awaited opening weekend of the Broadway adaptation Rock of Ages is finally here. And, most importantly, so is Julianne Hough’s strip scene….

Julianne gets down and dirty in the film, stripping for Tom Cruise’s Bret Michaels inspired character, Stace Jaxx. (I wonder what Ryan would say?)

When it came to getting the moves down and getting her sexy on, turns out Julianne was a natural.

“I’m actually pretty good at that,” she said. “Which makes me wonder what happened in my previous life.”

Julianne opened up to The Insider about the role, explaining she’s used to not wearing a lot of clothes when dancing, so it was easy to grind, shake and pop in skimpy outfits. (Yes please!)

Despite the two “Dancing with the Stars” mirror ball trophies sitting on her shelf, Julianne admits that the task of dancing with a strip pole involved is not as easy as it looks.

“The athleticism was more than people think. It's not a bunch of booty shaking," she said. “My arms were ripped.”

Julianne plays Sherrie Christian, a “small town girl” who comes to the big city of L.A. in search of a career in the glitz and glamour of showbiz. Along the way, she is seduced by Jaxx, a legendary rocker with legendary skills in the bedroom.

Rock of Ages assembles the classically simple story of boy meets girl, adds a touch of fame, and mixes it with musical performances from some of the most legendary hairband acts of the eighties. With an ensemble cast that, along with Cruise, includes names like Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, and Russelll Brand is there really anything not to like here?

Julianne, a dancer-turned-actress who wasn’t even alive during the era that the film takes place launched into acting with the 2010 dance-hit Burlesque, starring Christina Aguilera and Cher.

Rock of Ages thrashes into theaters this Friday, June 15. Grab a ticket and rock your socks off.