Chace Crawford is certainly "extremely sore" with all of those intense dance training he's going through in preparation for the role of Ren McCormack in Footloose. Although the actual filming has not started yet, the Gossip Girl hunk wanted to make sure he is fit enough to do all the moves required of the role.
For all his efforts, Footloose director Ken Ortega says he "loves" that Chace is serious for all this. Ortega said:
He's doing dance training and physical training. We have a great teacher working with him there - he wanted it, he loves it.Wow, Chace Crawford is really in it to bring it and prove to everyone that he's just not some Zac Efron replacement. The movie will start shooting in March 2010.
We have a great script, we have Chace, and an excited studio.
We just did a big scene from the movie, just as a little sizzle, a little test - a place for us to stretch together, he was dancing in it and he's going to be great.