JU­LIANNE HOUGH

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The two-time Danc­ing with the Stars champ, 26, who turned her wins into act­ing roles in movies in­clud­ing Foot­loose, Safe Haven and Rock of Ages, re­turns on March 16 to the ABC show that made her a star.

Why come back to DWTS as a judge in­stead of a dancer?

“Be­ing a dancer is a big com­mit­ment and it didn’t al­low me time to fo­cus on other as­pects of my ca­reer. Be­ing a judge is a great way to be a part of the show, but still have time for my other dreams and as­pi­ra­tions.”

Are you go­ing to be OK stir­ring up con­tro­versy if you think you’re right, but oth­ers dis­agree with your opin­ion?

“What­ever I say comes from a place of love. So I hope that if there is con­tro­versy, ev­ery­one knows it’s com­ing from a good place.”

You’re go­ing to be play­ing Sandy on FOX’s live

Grease mu­si­cal later this year. Is it true that the orig­i­nal movie made you want to be an en­ter­tainer?

“It ab­so­lutely is. I grew up in a Mor­mon house­hold and the movie was rated PG-13, so I wasn’t al­lowed to watch it. But ev­ery time my par­ents were out of the house, I would sneak in and watch it, and my sib­lings and I would do the dances. I would pre­tend I was Sandy.”

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