Hough, who recently revealed
that she suffered physical and mental abuse while studying dance in her youth, said she identifies with her character in Safe Haven
, who's forced to confront an abusive past. "Being Katie, I relate a lot to her. The fact that she had been in one situation that just sucked the life out of her, and it was a bad situation, and she needed to change and move on and kind of find her own again. And through that you find love and everything."