Footloose is Julianne Hough's very first leading role in a feature film, and the former Dancing with the Stars pro admits the prospect of carrying a movie is pretty daunting, but with boyfriend Ryan Seacrest's help she's able to tackle her nerves.
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In an almost dreamy recall of her parting with Ryan that afternoon, Julianne tells Entertainment Tonight's Samantha Harris that the American Idol host gave her a delicate pendant to help her focus and remember what would undoubtedly be one of the biggest moments of her career.
"On the way here he gave me a little present," Hough explains. "It was a cute little necklace with an 'Ariel' boot on it. He's just the most thoughtful person I've ever met."
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Julianne's character in the film is named Ariel, and therefore the pendant is meant to serve as a reminder of the day she debuted the character to the world.
Watch the video to hear more from Julianne, plus what co-star Kenny Wormald just let slip about Julianne's plans to return to Dancing with the Stars.
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Footloose hits theaters Friday October 14.