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Derek Hough & Jenna Dewan on Getting ‘Saturday Night time Fever’ for ‘Step Into…The Films’

Derek and Julianne Hough, TV’s most entertaining siblings since Donny and Marie Osmond, are placing their very own spin on Dancing With the Stars’ “Film Night time” this Sunday with Step Into…The Films with Derek and Julianne Hough.

The one-hour particular pairs the previous DWTS execs with a bunch of visitor stars together with Jenna Dewan (The Rookie), Kevin Bacon, Charli D’Amelio, Amber Riley, John Stamos and others as they recreate and pay tribute to basic dance scenes from such memorable movies as Saturday Night time Fever, Footloose, Singin’ within the Rain, Moulin Rouge, Magnificence and the Beast, Chicago, Soiled Dancing, and La La Land. As in one of the best dance numbers, the timing turned out to be good.

“It’s humorous,” Hough tells TV Insider. “Julianne and I had this concept for some time in several kinds and ideas, after which ABC stated to us, ‘The Oscars are developing. This can be a good time. Can you set this present collectively in about ten days?’ That grew to become a story all through the entire present.”


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“The reimagining of the dances is what I actually discovered attractive about this particular,” Dewan provides. “You may sit on the couch together with your complete household and watch this.”

One huge problem — past the deadline — was how precisely to recreate these iconic film strikes. “Among the dances are nearer to the originals and a few are full departures,” Hough previews. “Nevertheless, there’ll at all times be a nod, a tip of the hat, and a respect proven to the unique.”

Whereas the Hough siblings dance collectively, they’ll even be tripping the sunshine implausible together with the present’s friends. Derek Hough and Dewan can pay tribute to, respectively, the characters of Tony Manero (John Travolta) and Stephanie Mangano (Karen Lynn Gorney) from Saturday Night time Fever. Whereas Travolta’s Tony was the primary star of the movie, Hough and Dewan’s model showcases them each, with Hough providing his specific well-known abilities.

“We simply turned it up a little bit,” says Dewan. “The [movie] was extra about Tony however we created it to be a lady in energy as nicely and her being a little bit of a seductress. Derek is superb. I’ve recognized him all through the years and he’s at all times been this brilliant mild. He wants to come back out along with his personal vitality drink. He’s just like the Energizer Bunny!”

Jenna Dewan

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“That film was magical,” Hough says of the disco dancing extravaganza that earned Travolta an Oscar nomination. “It was one of many first movies that used a steadicam,” he says of Tony and Stephanie’s ultimate dance within the 1977 basic, with the digital camera circling the couple intimately.

Hough additionally credit Footloose as a characteristic that influenced him as a dancer. “That was shot near the place I dwell,” he says, noting anti-dance characters within the movie mirrored folks in his personal life. “’There will likely be no pelvic thrusts on this home, younger man!’” the DWTS decide chuckles. “Now, I do it for a dwelling!”

For Hough, one nice pleasure of doing the particular was studying new issues about these well-known dance movies. Kenny Ortega, who choreographed Jennifer Gray (Child) and the late Patrick Swayze (Johnny) in Soiled Dancing, says the couple’s show-stopping dance within the finale wasn’t initially set to the Oscar-winning tune, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” “They shot that scene with a totally completely different observe,” Hough reveals. “I used to be like, ‘No manner! That’s loopy!’”

Get an unique sneak peek at Julianne Hough and Harry Shum Jr.’s Magnificence and the Beast-inspired efficiency from Sunday’s particular under, and be sure you tune in at 10/9c!

Step Into…The Films With Derek and Julianne Hough, Sunday, March 20, 10/9c, ABC



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