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Julianne Hough Reveals More Details of Her Child Abuse

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABC(NEW YORK) -- Julianne Hough found something in common with her latest role as Katie Feldman in Safe House, due in theaters on February 14.

"Being Katie, I relate a lot to her," the 24-year-old told Entertainment Tonight. "The fact that she had been in one situation that just sucked the life out of her, and it was a bad situation, and she needed to change and move on and kind of find her own again."

The actress, who is best known for being a two-time champion on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, recently revealed she was abused as a child while studying dance in London. Now, Hough is sharing even more details about the physical and mental abuse she endured as a child.

"I've been through certain things that have sucked the life out of me and...just the light about me was gone," she said. "And I was just a dark person. So I had to leave that situation and kind of come into my own again and I did."

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