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June 20, 2014 11:45 PM

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'Jersey Boys' | The Download Blog - CNET Download.com

"Jersey Boys" actors John Lloyd Young (Frankie Valli), Erich Bergen (Bob Gaudio), and Michael Lomenda (Nick Massi) play three-fourths of '60s rock group the Four Seasons ("Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Dawn," "Who Loves You") in Clint Eastwood's big-screen adaptation of the Tony-winning musical. The Four Seasons longed to shoot up from their blue-collar New Jersey neighborhood to the top of the national charts. Likewise, this trio of theater actors, mostly known for playing the Four Seasons in the "Jersey Boys" stage show, hope the movie will be their springboard into feature films. I chatted with the actors about making the leap from stage to screen and their top apps. "Jersey Boys" opens nationwide on June 20.

What were the different challenges involved in acting in the "Jersey Boys" movie versus the musical? Erich Bergen: There are many. There's obviously a technical difference when you are playing to an audience of 3,000 people to a situation where the camera is so close that if you breathe too hard, yo...

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