Gilles Marini: I'm wearing 'pretty much nothing' on 'Dancing With the Stars'
Gilles Marini is getting his wish on "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars." Well, sort of.
Last week, he explained he wanted to put together the sexiest group of dancers for his Tuesday team freestyle performance. Though his collection of dancers -- Peta Murgatroyd, Kelly Monaco, Val Chmerkovskiy, Kirstie Alley, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke -- is certainly steamy, most of the spice may be coming from himself.
"I think it's going to be my part again (to dance without a shirt on)," the French actor told The Clicker. "I really try hard not to, but they told me, 'Dude, you have no choice. We want you in the minimum.' And when they told me what my minimum would be, it was pretty much nothing. I'm going to have the minimum amount of clothing ever. I mean, nobody ever danced that way."
Though he may be barely clad for the routine, Gilles thinks this is the perfect opportunity for the lack of wardrobe.
"The only time we're going to be able to dance with that minimum is to dance on 'Gangnam Style' because we have to replicate what the video was about," he explained. (Speaking of sexy, check out Gilles in Buitoni's Girls Like Guys Who Can Cook contest.)
As for the team the actor has put together, he couldn't be happier.
"My dream always was to dance with Kirstie because I believe Kirstie is witty, sweet, sexy, down to earth, loves animals, entertaining, funny ... she has everything," he said. "I will be the proudest man in the room because I chose Kirstie. It's true. It would've been easier to pick Sabrina (Bryan)."
He said he knows that having Sabrina on his team would've meant "an incredible dance," but that that wasn't what he was going for with his freestyle. Instead, Gilles said he put his specific team together because he felt this particular group would be able to portray to the audience what's in his heart.
"We're just going to entertain," Gilles said. "We're going to make people go crazy. ... We're dancing to a very funny song, and I'm so excited to show the world this. 'Gangnam Style' with Kirstie?!"
His picks and his hopes for the dance all go back to his purpose for participating in "Dancing With the Stars" again.
"I want the public to have a great time when they watch me, no matter whether I win the mirror ball or not," Gilles explained. "For me, it's very important to make people smile. ... My only wish is to make people happy when I dance and nothing else. If I win this, I can turn around, walk away and give my trophy to (my competitors). ... I'm there to make sure no matter what I do, I do it with all my heart and for people to enjoy what (pro partner) Peta and I did."
And putting together the team he chose is part of that. But it hasn't come without some confusion and criticism.
"Some people have been a little bit rough with me," he admitted about his gang, which the other group of dancers has apparently dubbed The Old Team. "'Oh, you didn't pick the best dancers.' No, no! You don't understand. I picked the people I want to be with. I pick people I love. I would've been devastated if I didn't dance with Kirstie -- devastated!"
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