The Niftiest (and Naughtiest) Behind-the-Scenes Burlesque Facts

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It’s been a while since Burlesque came out in 2010, but it doesn’t really feel that long. That’s mostly because every scene of this over-the-top film is indelibly etched in our memories. All we have to do is close our eyes and we can perfectly envision every single one of Cher’s moves and lyrics.

Because we’ve watched this movie constantly for all these years, we’ve learned quite a bit about it. Like a good dancer, we’re all about giving back to the community, so we decided to share everything we know about this fun film. Keep reading to learn the niftiest (and naughtiest) behind-the-scenes facts about Burlesque!

Cher’s bittersweet reason for taking the role

With respect to other stars like Christina Aguilera, we can’t think about Burlesque without thinking about Cher. She steals every scene she’s in like the divine diva she is. Because of that, you might have wondered why such a major star decided to take a supporting role in this movie.

It turns out her motivation was bittersweet. According to ET Online, Cher saw this as her last chance to sing on film. “I wanted to sing, I’ve never been able to sing in a movie. I was offered Mamma Mia with Meryl Streep but I was on the road so I couldn’t do it,” she said. Regarding Burlesque, she continued, “I thought this may be the last time I will be able to sing in a film and I just wanted to do it.”

Speaking as fans, we’re glad Cher decided to go for it!