Derek Hough has been knowledgeable dancer and decide onDancing With the Stars,and now the Emmy-Award-winning choreographer is taking his skills elsewhere. Hough will debut on Disney’sHigh School Musical: The Musical: The Seriesin season 2 of the show.
Hough will play the character Zack, who’s a Broadway star coming dwelling to direct a theater program at East High’s rival college. He additionally performs the ex-boyfriend of Miss Jenn, performed by Kate Reinders.
When talking to People about his function, Hough stated that he performs a personality that’s utterly completely different than who he truly is in his life.
“He’s a bit of little bit of a baddie – or the opposition,” Hough informed the outlet. “It was enjoyable to lean into simply being a bit of smug. In life, I’m very self-deprecating and a goofball actually, so it was enjoyable to play that character. And to sing a bit of bit and to bounce.”
Hough Joins Season Two of the Series
Hough stated that there’s flirtation occurring between his character and Miss Jenn as nicely, which followers ought to anticipate to be a bit of bit steamy.
“There’s positively some flirtation occurring there,” he told People. “It’s form of playful but in addition fairly significantly aggressive. It’s a bizarre mixture of, ‘Remember that point?’ and likewise, ‘You look actually good,’ and likewise, ‘I’m gonna kick your butt.'”
Unfortunately, Hough’s function did not enable him a lot time to work with the younger cast members, however he did say People he thinks they’re very proficient.
Hough Admires Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo is one among the stars ofHigh School Musical: The Musical: The Series,and Hough admires her expertise.
“Honestly, I heard [‘Drivers License’], and I used to be like, ‘This is a good music,'” he shared. “It was throughout TikTok and all these items, and I did not even put two and two collectively. Then ultimately, I used to be like, ‘Oh my gosh, that is Olivia! That’s wonderful!’ And then you definitely began listening to aboutall the backstory. … And the solely factor I might take into consideration, truthfully, throughout all that was like, ‘Oh yeah, I’ve been there. 100 occasions.’ When I used to be going to high school, you undergo that point — and I believe we are able to all relate to that.”
Hough additionally took the time to open up about what it was like studying thatWorld of Dance,a show he is been part of for 3 seasons, was canceled. He shared that he’d identified the show wasn’t coming again for fairly a while, however he cherished working with J Lo and Ne-Yo.
“But I’m actually, actually enthusiastic about the place I’m proper now withDancing With the Starsand with ABC and Disney, and I’ve a brand new show that I’m very, very, very enthusiastic about that’s extraordinarily difficult however is form of a dream challenge,” he stated. “I am unable to say what it’s but, however we’ll most likely be asserting it comparatively quickly.”
High School Musical: The Musical: The Seriesseason 2 premieres on Disney+ on May 14.