Maureen McCormick has had quite the tearful time on ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ but she’s not sorry about it! The actress addressed her crying fits in a post-show interview on Oct. 3, and she said she loves that she ‘feels a lot.’ See what she said here!
“I’m emotional about everything. I feel a lot, and I love it,” Maureen, 60, said to EW. “To come into this competition and feel like I was the worst dancer in the world. I had this other head above me when I danced with friends. I would have to stop. I thought I looked ugly. I look uncoordinated. I didn’t know what I’m doing. It was a huge thing for me. I’ve not been able to dance in public and enjoy it. So it was one of my biggest fears. Yeah I’m a woman. I’m insecure. I don’t mind those things. They make me human. It’s who I am.”
On the episode that same night, Maureen was caught crying on camera (again) during rehearsals with partner Artem Chigvintsev because she felt like a “failure” for not getting the step counts down. He revealed in a confessional that he feels he could be in the wrong business since Maureen struggles to learn the dance moves — and gets so upset over it:
Despite Artem’s frustration with his partner, though, he couldn’t help admitting that Maureen’s emotional ways actually helps her be a better dancer! “She wants to be her best, and she wants everybody to be happy,” he told the mag. “It’s a great trait to have. She is striving to be the best you can be. I’d take that over anything.”
Aww, it sounds like maybe Maureen’s crying ends up helping them in the end! She and Artem didn’t score as well as they have in earlier weeks in Week 4, earning a 24 out of 30 for their Argentine tango. To no one’s surprise, Maureen couldn’t help getting a little choked up after the performance, but not as a result of their score. Instead, the tears were simply because she was so proud of how far they’ve come — and that they can both get past Maureen’s tendency to “feel a lot”!
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