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Rick Malambri: 'Feel Like You're On Stage with Us' in Step Up 3D!

Rick Malambri: 'Feel Like You're On Stage with Us' in Step Up 3D!

Rick Malambri opens up to Interview magazine in the publication’s newest issue!

Here’s what the Step Up 3D star had to share:

On what it’s like to shoot a dance movie in 3D: “[Director] Jon [Chu's] vision of this movie was ‘What’s the best way to watch dance? You want to feel like you’re there. You want to feel like a part of it.’ Instead of throwing all the gimmicks in your face, their main reason for doing this movie was to give you a different feel for watching dance. You feel like you’re on stage with us. I feel like we’ve captured that essence of being there live.”

On his pre-shoot preparations: “I definitely learned a lot. I had never done choreography before. But working with all these dancers, which was a month and half of ten hour days. Pre-production was all dancing. It was six days a week, ten hours a day of choreography. We had personal training and Capoeira and Parkour. All this training for hours upon hours. For me, coming into this not knowing a single bit of choreography‚Ä”I’ve never taken a choreography class in my life‚Ä”they put me through the ringer.”

On what it was like to work with a large ensemble of dancers: “I’m sure there were times where we just wanted to strangle each other. But the cool thing about the pre-production was we had a month and a half to get to know each other. We spent so much time together, ten hour days almost every day of the week. We really got to make connections with everyone….When we were shooting the movie, it felt like we weren’t there to work.”

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  • Alaia

    Please stop making these awful films.

  • SayWhat!

    Please stop making films at all.

  • sea

    In this pic he remembers me of Ashton Kutcher

  • tilda

    He looks like Henry Cavill!

  • Marie

    I also though this Ashton Kutcher at first glance and thought he had switched up his looks…for the better.

  • pinkydoo

    i think he’s a cutie pie!!!

  • http://j ivanka

    i thought he was ashton!.. nevermind he is hot too

  • jensenLUVER tanya

    it beter b beter than da first and second, atleast we got a hot guy in this time!! cant wait!!

  • Julie


  • dejavu

    this is a good movie~~

  • Ann

    film about dancing every time exeting!!!! and if you don’t like them don’t watch let’s people do they own decisions

  • timmy

    When will you come to Indonesia, Malambri?