McCormick ready for acting success

Step Up 4: Miami Heat star Kathryn McCormick has said she would love to emulate Channing Tatum's career.

The Step Up films turned Channing from unknown pop-and-locking hunk to full-on Hollywood heartthrob with starring roles in Magic Mike, Haywire and GI Joe, and Kathryn would be glad for any opportunities to follow in his footsteps.

The dancer-turned-actress, who makes her big-screen debut in the fourth film alongside fellow acting newcomer Ryan Guzman, said: "We would both be honoured to have a career like Channing Tatum."

But she added: "I think we are all carving our own paths and we have completely different histories. So any way I can tell a story, hopefully dancing or acting, I would be so grateful. I am ready."

Kathryn - who stars as aspiring dancer Emily in the film - praised her co-star Ryan for helping her with her acting, while she gave him dancing tips.

"I think we really brought the best out in each other. We were in it for the ride so it wasn't just work. This was family to all of us," she said.

:: Step Up 4: Miami Heat opens in cinemas on Friday, August 10, with the accompanying soundtrack available now.