Mira Sorvino, Gleb Savchenko Will Honor ‘Romy and Michele’ on ‘DWTS’ 

Mira Sorvino busted out some severe dance strikes in 1997’s Romy and Michele’s Excessive Faculty Reunion — and he or she’s bringing them along with her into the Dancing With the Stars ballroom.

“Once we began working collectively, there’s so many concepts,” Gleb Savchenko solely advised Us Weekly on Wednesday, September 13, of discovering out he could be paired with Mira, 55, for season 32. “So like, ‘Oh, we are able to create Romy and Michele theme and what are we doing for Disney Week? What are we doing for Halloween?’ All of these artistic moments come collectively and also you’re like, ‘Can’t wait, let’s go.’”

Whereas the Oscar winner will probably be one of many 14 rivals on DWTS this season, she notably portrayed Romy White within the 1997 film reverse Lisa Kudrow’s Michele Weinberger. The movie noticed the 2 BFFs return to their highschool for a category reunion — and even featured a particular efficiency. Romy and Michele shared a highlight interpretative dance with Alan Cumming’s Sandy Frink.

When requested if season 32 will function a tribute to Romy and Michele’s Excessive Faculty Reunion, Mira pressed that she doesn’t know neither is she “truly allowed to speak about” their dances.

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Gleb, 39, nevertheless, doubled down that they are going to embrace an homage. “There will probably be for certain, for certain,” he insisted on Wednesday. “Folks simply bought to tune in and vote for us [to see it]. Staff Miraball.”

The Russia native and Mira’s — whose group title is a play on the mirrorball trophy — ballroom adventures have been a long-held dream of hers.

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Mira Sorvino and Gleb Savchenko.
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“I’ve been watching the present for a few years and I used to be like, ‘Oh, that may be a lot enjoyable. I’d love to try this.’ And it was simply by no means actually the precise time and I by no means had that a lot time without work between jobs,” the actress advised Us. “And now it was like, ‘OK, if I’m not going to do it now, when am I going to do it?’ That is form of a 12 months of taking probabilities for me as a result of in June I did a residency on the Cafe Carlisle, singing, and I did a one-woman present, and it went nicely. It was terrifying and it went nicely. So that is my second problem of issues I’ve dreamed of doing for some time however hadn’t tackled. And so that is my nice journey.”

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Mira and Gleb have additionally been having “enjoyable” of their early rehearsals. “It’s been nice. I imply, all the rehearsals, I believe it form of varies,” he advised Us. “Among the days they’re arduous as a result of we’re studying one thing Mira’s by no means achieved earlier than. And a few days we might simply sit and drink espresso and having a chat.”

DWTS premieres concurrently on ABC and Disney+ on Tuesday, September 26, at 8 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi