DWTS14 Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dishes On Melissa Gilbert And Sizes Up The Competition (Video)

Maks was interviewed by Access Hollywood today. They start out by asking him if he’s got a shot at winning the mirror ball this season (while new dress rehearsal costume footage plays in the background of he and Melissa). Maks says he feels like he has a shot every season. His first thought upon seeing Melissa is that she was in great shape. His second thought was that he no idea who she was. Melissa gave him a box DVD set of Little House On The Prairie and told him if he did something, he had to watch it for punishment (lol). He says she is much like Kirstie Alley with her humor. Her dancing is good and she is “determined.” Maks talks of the competition as well saying Urkel is the one to beat. Martina and Tony will be “classy” and “competitive”. Lots more below. I love the part at the end when he mentions how he re-evaluated his life and behaviors from last season.