Derek Hough On ‘Make Your Move,’ BoA, ‘Dancing With The Stars’
Derek Hough moved from his small screen role as a pro dancer on Dancing With The Stars to the big screen with his new film Make Your Move, alongside Korean pop singer BoA. “I didn’t know anything really about BoA when I first heard about her,” Hough told Uinterview in an exclusive video interview. “How I was introduced to her was going to the Staples Center and going to a sold-out concert.”
Hough has previously acted in roles on stage including the portrayal of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Ren in Footloose, and he made his Broadway debut in Burn the Floor.
The Dancing with the Stars‘ pro had to adjust his style while filming for the screen. “I definitely would find myself messing up or doing something and getting mad at myself,” Hough told Uinterview. “And then having the director and people around me saying, ‘Don’t worry about it – we can do more takes. So that got some getting used to.”
Make Your Move was released in select countries this past summer and will be released in the U.S. on April 18.
Well, I mean he's not really feeling where he's at, in New Orleans, where he grew up. He wanted to go visit his brother who lives in New York, and he wants to see what else he can do with his life and carry on and move forward with it.
I didn't know anything really about BoA when I first heard about her. How I was introduced to her was going to the Staples Center and going to a sold-out concert at the Staples Center, which is kind of mind-blowing, seeing as I haven't heard of her before and it was just crazy. The fans were wild and it was a pretty cool experience.
You know she was really learning English for the film. It was almost like The King's Speech, but for BoA during the film-making process. It was funny you know we were always just kind of joking around with each other and teasing each other. But, yeah, I think for me the most memorable were the early stages, the early days of learning to dance together, because she's not use to dancing with a partner. So if I do something, I'll kind of grab her leg or do something intimate, she would freak out and so it took her a little bit to get use to that.
Not really. Teach me anything? More of just a fun experience dancing with her.
Probably when I go into kiss BoA [laughs]. That was my best move.
I think one of my favorite scenes, I mean it was kind of a long time ago, but that I can recall, we actually ended up going back and adding a scene to the film and it was this scene where we were in Donny's loft, and we did kind of a romantic dance between Donny and I, and it was just kind of fun, because we did the film, and we stepped away from it for a while and then we added some scenes and so we kind of came back. And it was fun, it was fun to kind of come back into it and add something else. Yeah, I really enjoyed that, that scene was fun.
Different, I think it's just really different. I'm so used to everything being live you know a live theater in London, or live television on Dancing with the Stars. Everything is very much one. You get one shot and that's it. Dancing in a film, obviously we have numerous takes, and I definitely would find myself messing up or doing something and getting mad at myself and then having the director and people around me saying, 'Don't worry about it! We can do more takes.' So that got some getting used to.
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