Julianne Hough Raves Over Tom Cruise's 'Rock Of Ages' Performance

Julianne Hough and a friend kick off the voting campaign for America's First Ever National "Hero Dog Awards" at VA Medical Center - Manhattan in New York City on June 20, 2011 Julianne Hough and a friend kick off the voting campaign for America's First Ever National

Julianne Hough said the image of Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx in the upcoming movie musical “Rock of Ages,” which was released last week, doesn’t do his portrayal of the character justice.

“By the way, ‘commitment’ does not sum up the whole Tom Cruise-ness. He is so unbelievable,” Julianne told Access Hollywood as she teamed up with Cesar Canine Cuisine and the American Humane Association to kick off the voting campaign for the first Hero Dog Awards in New York City on Monday.

“It’s amazing,” she added of Tom’s performance.

Julianne said Tom carries off his role as the successful, but aging rocker, Stacee, with aplomb.

“There’s no ounce of like, T.C. in that,” Julianne said, referring to Tom’s initials. “It’s all Stacee Jaxx, the character. He’s unbelievable.”

Julianne, who plays Sherrie Christian in the upcoming film, said she herself has been enjoying being on the set and donning the outrageous ‘80s rock-inspired outfits.

“I did not live through the ‘80s. I was born in the ‘80s, so the fact that I get to experience it is so fun,” she told Access. “I mean, I’m looking at myself, but I’m really looking at my older sister, Sharee, with the hair and everything. So it is really fun.”

While “Rock of Ages” has been exciting for the actress, who also has the film, “Footloose” on the way (October 14), she hasn’t ruled out a return to “Dancing with the Stars.”

“You know, I can never tell what’s gonna be coming up, but I’ve been so fortunate — everyone who has followed me from ‘Dancing with the Stars’ [followed] over to my film and music career,” Julianne said. “I’m so blessed.”

“Rock of Ages” is due out June 1, 2012.

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