Footloose’s Kenny Wormald Is Much More Aggressive Than He Looks

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 06: FOOTLOOSE Actor Kenny Wormald attends Nashville screening on October 6, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Paramount) Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Paramount

The remake of Footloose arrives in theaters tomorrow, with Kenny Wormald taking over for Kevin Bacon as Ren McCormack. (The original: not as fun as you remember.) The 27-year old Wormald has been a professional dancer since he was a kid, growing up in Stoughton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. Last night, we caught up with him at the Footloose premiere after-party at Catch Roof, and spoke with him about his dancing, his Boston accent, and his willingness to protect his co-star — and Ryan Seacrest's girlfriend — Julianne Hough from creeps.*

*This post has been corrected to show that the after-party took place at Catch Roof.