THEATERMANIA: Why did you want to be on Dancing With the Stars?
FLORENCE HENDERSON: I have been a fan of the show since the very first day. I love to watch dancers and love to dance.
TM: How do you think your musical theater training has prepared you for this experience?
FH: My experience has given me a strong foundation and the training has ingrained in me a work ethic that I am very proud of today.
TM: What is it like working with your partner, Corky Ballas?
FH: He is a dream come true. And isn't he just gorgeous!
TM: Which of the famed DWTS dances are you most looking forward to doing?
FH: I am looking forward to all of them -- but especially the Cha Cha
TM: I know you just worked with former DTWS contestant Marissa Jaret Winokur in Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Did she -- or any of the other former contestants -- give you advice or encouragement?
FH: Yes, Marissa said "Mole Skin, Mole Skin, Mole Skin!" Leeza Gibbons also sent a very nice note of encouragement and support.
TM: How have you kept in such great physical shape all these years?
FH: I have always exercised, eaten well, and I've taken lots of vitamins. I have also been doing Pilates for the last few years.
TM: If you win Dancing With the Stars, where will you put your Mirrorball trophy?
FH: It will be put in plain view, so I can see it every time I walk into my home!