Julianne Hough graces the cover of Glamour magazine’s July 2012 issue. Inside, she discusses working with Tom Cruise on Rock of Ages, being competitive, and her work ethic.
On working with Tom Cruise on Rock of Ages: “At one point on the movie, I got really hurt—I tweaked my neck and was in so much pain. And everyone was pressuring me to keep shooting, but Tom came in and said, “No, this is what insurance is for, Julianne. You have the rest of your career. You need to take care of yourself!” And I thought, Tom Cruise cares about me! Now I can cry.”
On being competitive with her boyfriend, Ryan Seacrest: “It gets silly. Ryan and I are very alike. When we work out with a trainer, we’ll die before we stop, like, to the point where we can’t breathe.”
On her work ethic: “I’m a very anxious person. If I’m not working, I go crazy. I’ve been lucky in my career. But if I lost everything tomorrow—and had no money—I would somehow make it work. I have that survivor mentality because of a lot of stuff that went on in a previous life. I feel like I’ve had four lives.”
Also inside the July 2012 issue: a guide to the best summer outfits. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on July 12 or head to Glamour.com.