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Start Stretching, Chace Crawford!

Start Stretching, Chace Crawford!

After Zac Efron dropped out, Chace Crawford quickly swooped up the role of Ren McCormack for the remake of the 1984 dance classic Footloose. The 23-year-old actor talked to EW about his upcoming fancy footwork:

On putting on Zac’s dancing shoes: “I know Zac and we’re actually friends. He’s gotta make the best choice for his career at this point and I have to make the best for mine and luckily it worked out for both of us.”

On dancing and singing for director Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) during his audition: “It was, like, five hours of the most rigorous tests ever. I walked out very confident.”

On preparing for his role as Ren: “I don’t know if the gymnastics [high bar] scene is going to make it… I’ve got some movement in me, but I’m not a dancer. I need to start stretching now.”

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19 Comments

# 1

yeahhh! :) chace deserves it and hes better woop ;) this makes my day hes like the best actor in the world goo chace <3 from chaz aka chandni in the UK :), :D, :P

# 2
[~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~] @ 05/28/2009 at 2:02 pm

this will do way better than 17 again, with less promotion.

# 3
a total fan @ 05/28/2009 at 2:08 pm

Sorry but something are just better left alone.

# 4
FOOTLOOSE ORIGINAL IS BETTER.. @ 05/28/2009 at 2:37 pm

Kenny was also the choreographer for Dirty Dancing too.. the original
movie with Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze…

# 5
FOOTLOOSE LEAVE IT ALONE.. @ 05/28/2009 at 2:40 pm

They did not have a bunch of adult cowboys it was about high school
students who were not allowed to dance…but guess what it looks like
gay cowboys a little brokeback mountain.. where are the teenagers

RUIN ANOTHER MOVIE ..AKA CHARLIE’S ANGELS, DIRTY DANCING
AND NOW THIS ONE.. IT IS ABOUT STUDENTS WHO LOVE TO DANCE BUT WERE NOT ALLOW TOO..

# 6

He is gorgeous and will be fabulous in the role! Would never go to any movie with Efron in it but pencil me in for this one with THIS guy.

# 7

Incredibly stupid of Zac to pass on this movie. It will be super and a box office hit for Chace Crawford. He will regret passing on this one.

# 8

LMAO that picture!! haha

# 9

@mimi:

Yes it would be a box office hit but it will do NOTHING for his career long term. Matter of fact, it would have hindered Zac’s career. All this role would have done is label him as more of a teen hearthrob than before. 17 again was a success but that also is in the exact same league.

I don’t think it was stupid at all for Zac to turn down this role. It’s a huge risk I agree, but it is great that he is willing to take them. He wants to be a serious actor and the only way to get there is to try different things. I thought it was a very smart decision

@mimi:

Yes it would be a box office hit but it will do NOTHING for his career long term. Matter of fact, it would have hindered Zac’s career. All this role would have done is label him as more of a teen hearthrob than before. 17 again was a success but that also is in the exact same league.

I don’t think it was stupid at all for Zac to turn down this role. It’s a huge risk I agree, but it is great that he is willing to take them. He wants to be a serious actor and the only way to get there is to try different things. I thought it was a very smart decision

Don’t make fn fo me, but I’ve never even seen Footloose. Is it any good?

Chace was cast despite admittedly not being a singer or dancer AND his reputation for not being a charismatic or good actor. He hasn’t proven he can carry a movie, plus this is a remake a lot of people don’t want to see happen.

It seems like a really big risk for everyone to take. Maybe they truly believe they’ve got something here. Or maybe the people doing this project are kidding themselves. The odds seem like they’re against this project but maybe the movie’ll benefit from the low expectations.

hahhahahaha that picture

Well, whatever happens will be fine. Chace is just starting.
I wonder if they will film in that little town in Utah as the original. Because I was there a while ago after Sundance, and it has changed a lot.
Chace is awesome. He’s refreshing and has an amazing face. He’s very charismatic in real life, but his roles have always been so blah! I know he has it in him!! GO CHACE!! YOU’RE THE MAN!!

Oh and he has THE BOD!!

WICKED WENCH @ 05/30/2009 at 10:35 am

I wish Zac had a cameo and they had a “dance-off” – and then kissed and made up afterwards.

I’m not really sure about this.

There was not a single song sang in the originals. It was all back ground music. No actor opened their mouth to sing in that musical. Still they made a live musical from it.

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