The LA Times has a new interview up with Donald Driver today. He takes us through his busy daily schedule currently with his family and Dancing With The Stars. He also talks of costuming and who’s tougher, Dancing With The Stars judge, Len Goodman or Green Bay Packer coach, Mike McCarthy?
Q: Take us through a typical dance practice day. What time do you get up, get started with Peta, get back home, etc.?
I usually will get up around 7 to spend some time with my family, eat a little breakfast and get a football workout in before heading to the studio for practice at 10. Most days we’re scheduled to practice for 6 hours, but we usually go longer than that to make sure we have the dances down perfect. We’ll have some lunch delivered to the studio so we don’t miss out on too much practice time. Some days after practice I’ll have a costume fitting or an interview for Monday’s show. It can definitely get crazy, but I always make sure I’m home for dinner with my beautiful family!
Q: Nice jacket you wore Monday night. How much input do you get into what you will wear on the show?
I have lots of input. I told Peta at the beginning of the season that I wasn’t going to wear any of those see-through lace shirts or anything like that…and there’s only a few weeks left in the show and I haven’t worn one yet. Ultimately we have to be comfortable, otherwise we won’t perform well.
Q: Who’s tougher to please, Len Goodman or Mike McCarthy?
That’s a tough one! I’m going to have to plead the Fifth! I have a lot of respect for both of them, they’re at the top of their professions for good reason.
Believe it or not, there are only three performance shows left in the entire competition. We’re definitely coming down to the wire.
We have two more dances next week. The first one will be like normal, just Peta and me. For our second dance, we’re teaming up with another one of the talented dance pros to bring you all something really special. If you haven’t watched the show yet, make sure you tune in next week because it’s going to be a lot of fun.
Lastly, don’t miss a whole slew of new “behind the scenes” photos at Dancing With The Stars Make-up of these two and the cast from Week 7. Below is a picture of our beautiful Miss Peta. They get my best vote for “Best Costuming” this season. What do you think?