Derek saved his most of his gushing for Baz Luhrmann, the legendary director of Moulin Rouge!.
“Certainly one of his first movies was [1992’s] Strictly Ballroom,” Derek instructed E! Information. “It was about ballroom dancing. It was in all probability the one film within the universe about ballroom dancing and that is the place he obtained his begin from. And naturally, Moulin Rouge!, which we’re additionally going to be doing for the particular.”
Nevertheless, within the presence of so many legends, it was a sure social media influencer who got here to thoughts when Derek and Julianne have been requested who stunned them essentially the most.
“For me personally, I feel Charli D’Amelio,” Derek mentioned. “She’s this enormous TikTok star and he or she’s taking the world by storm with social media. Folks know her for TikTok dances, however that is totally different, proper? That is, like, it is like Soiled Dancing. I used to be educating her salsa, to ballroom dance, basically. And we solely had a little or no period of time collectively. However she was so devoted.”
Julianne echoed the reward for the 17-year-old influencer, who took on the function of Child from Soiled Dancing.
“Once we truly had her on set, it was like, ‘Oh, she’s nonetheless a child.’ You recognize, we’re these previous people over right here!” Julianne joked to E! Information. “You would see this progress. She actually was Child, the place she was form of studying, form of shy and a bit nervous. After which all of the sudden simply…Bam, it got here alive.”