Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kirstie Alley Photo credit: ABC/ADAM TAYLOR
We caught up with Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy after last Monday’s episode of Dancing With the Stars, where their jive got positive reviews from the judges. See what the two had to say about their dance and more.
The judges told Kirstie that she was flirty, dirty and raunchy. And she loved it.
“Huge compliment,” she said. “I don’t want to be sweet or cutesy. Anyone calls me sweet and I think they’re a psycho.”
When asked if his goal was to make her flirty, dirty and raunchy, Maks said, “My goal is to make her what she doesn’t think she can be.”
Alley said she knows that she can be those things in certain situations but that for the most part, she’s prudish.
Kirstie Alley prudish?
“I really am. The back of the dress, that was his idea. If I had it to do all over again, I’d be a ho. Seriously. I would work it. I grew up in an era of actresses where you didn’t want to be a model, you wanted to differentiate yourself so you’d wear baggy coats, you’d go to award shows…. I wore baggy, sort of like hobo clothes and you know you’d go to an award show looking like hell. You didn’t go all Valentino’d out. We just took a dress out and we won an award without that.”
Here’s more of what the stars had to say.
On their judges marks being low despite the positive critiques:
Kirstie [to Maks]: What did you say? What did you say last night? What was that analogy you made? I love you, I love you, I love you. Yes, I’m breaking up with you now [laughs]. That’s what it feels like. Whatever. I was happy. I improved.
Maks: I’m gonna do the authentic Maks. What are the chances of us not being next to the bottom?
K: Well, lord have mercy.
M: No, no. Let me finish. Because you have past champions here and crazy Olympians and everybody else… it’s insane. Those people already had their chance. They already had their perfect score. They already had their amazing performances. We changed people’s lives. They got themselves a trophy… and they are competing again and we actually changed people’s lives. That’s why we’re back, not because we’re phenomenal jivers. I just want you to know that I’m very proud of you.
K: Thank you.
On whether Kirstie prefers Maks clean-shaven or scruffy:
K: Clean-shaven, because I think Maks has the potential to be a leading man.
M: If someone’s going to push me to become one…
K: He has the potential to be a leading man and you know when you see a leading man with a lot of [facial hair] it means he’s either spent time in the jungle, or he had down time and he wasn’t filming or he’s playing a murderer or something. I think he’s most handsome like that. He’s chiseled. I like him with a little bit of it. I didn’t like Osama Bin Laden last week, I have to say. He looked like a terrorist.
On how Kirstie came up with her quip about three lifetimes of Shawn Johnson:
K: I don’t remember, but we were adding it up and it just…
M: It wasn’t thought of, it was just [snap, snap, snap]
K: Plus 1. She’s 20 so she gets 3 lifetimes plus 1. That’s like my son. My son is 20. I had him when I was 40. Whatever I did for the first 20 years [of my life] was freaking rubbish. I didn’t know what I was doing. I was out there snorting coke, being an idiot. I snorted coke for 20 years, from the time I was born to the time I was 20 [laughs]. My life was a waste until I was 20.