Kenny Wormald Talks ‘Footloose’

Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald in Footloose
Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald in 'Footloose' © Paramount Pictures

Kenny Wormald steps into Kevin Bacon’s dancing shoes – not literally, of course – for the 2011 remake of Footloose, directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan) and co-starring Julianne Hough as the small town girl Wormald’s Boston-born character falls for. And in this video courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Wormald talks about putting his own spin on ‘Ren,’ working with Julianne, the dance scenes, Craig Brewer’s vision for the film, and why Footloose is still relevant today.

The Plot: Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.

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