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Kristina Guerrero: Congratulations on Burlesque.
Christina Aguilera: Thank you.
Kristina Guerrero: What a fantastic project to be a part of your first, big feature film out and you’re doing this one.
Christina Aguilera: Yeah.
Kristina Guerrero: How did you know this was the right project for you to finally make your big screen debut?
Christina Aguilera: Well, as soon as I saw the title of the movie Burlesque, it definitely intrigued me. I’ve always been fascinated with it. I have a zillion burlesque books and just after meeting the director, seeing what his vision was for that it was going to be just a beautifully done, classy, amazingly lit film filled with incredible talent; I definitely couldn’t deny the opportunity to do it covering at a James song. I mean the whole thing just seemed like a right fit for me.
Kristina Guerrero: How did you feel this was a project for you?
Cher: Well, you just know. You know what you want to do and it just seems that it could be fun. You never know with this kind of a thing, artist is such a strange, more physical -- you don’t know what it’s going to be. You just decide, “Oh, this is worth taking a chance.” And then sometimes you’re right and sometimes you’re just terribly wrong. Sometimes you’re lucky and I guess we’re lucky.
Kristina Guerrero: Stanley, you coming on board, this film of Burlesque which is so extraordinary anyway with Cher.
Stanley Tucci: Yeah, I know. It was exciting.
Kristina Guerrero: He must have thought “I have to do it. I don’t care what I’m doing.”
Stanley Tucci: I wasn’t doing anything which was not a shock but I wanted to do it. I wanted to do it because I like the idea of the film and I really want to work with her. What was also nice is to help the girls with their costumes and stuff like that from time to time.
Kristina Guerrero: Yeah, it was a part of your character.
Stanley Tucci: I was in character.
Kristina Guerrero: Of course.
Stanley Tucci: Yes, I was in caricature, yes.
Kristina Guerrero: Being an actor really for the first time for this feature film, you were trying to juggle a whole lot, did you fit right in?
Christina Aguilera: It felt good. I wanted to approach everything, acting wise, very vulnerably, my character being very vulnerable and innocent sort of a naïve but such a go-getter. Really fighter and she was going to kick her way through the door and get people to listen to her. She definitely has a struggle on her hands but she is not going to take no for an answer and that’s what I really enjoyed about her.
We definitely both are I think driven by a lot of pain and a lot of heartbreak in our past, chaotic childhood and hardships but me and Ali are definitely both fighters which was easy for me to get into character and that way for.
Kristina Guerrero: What kind of camaraderie? Was there on set to have all these new crop of Hollywood and this legendary crop of Hollywood altogether in one set, what was that like?
Cher: It was a great feeling, even thought it was a hard shoot, we had 16 hour a day and the girls work like crazy on the dance numbers but they were so excited. We never lost the fun part of it. The fun part of it was almost always the primary thing and I think the girls were nervous because they hadn’t done it but they kind of gotten to the swing. It was just a fun project and the dancing and the music always elevated it. That was the thing that made it like magic.
Kristina Guerrero: You’re a natural born performer, so getting up there and doing Burlesque, was it like you were right at home?
Christina Aguilera: It definitely was really empowering to get those kinds of dance moves into your body and to feel yourself in that way and feel comfortable in your own skin but also, I definitely took on learning more technique and I always say I’ve never danced before my life until this movie just because vocal has always has come first and foremost for me, dancing being a fun side thing for me to do but I really was mic-less and prerecorded everything. So, it was really all about the dancing for me.
Kristina Guerrero: What do you think it is about this dance that people are really attracted to?
Cher: I think it’s because it’s sexy, it’s funny and it doesn’t take itself seriously. There is great music. There’s great dancing. The people are always young and I think it’s the combination of kind of tongue-in-cheek, beautiful girls, beautiful costumes and great dancing.
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