It seemed strange to me at first — not because she’s deaf, but because she just doesn’t seem like the reality TV type, whatever that is — but this video makes me think she’ll be pretty adorable on the show.
“I must have been drunk that morning.” Heh.
If only she could keep Nancy O’Dell (or another woman with a grabbable booty) as her dance partner! But her partner on the show will be Fabian Sanchez, aka the 2006 U.S. Mambo Champion. He’s not half as lovely as Jennifer Beals, which I suppose goes without saying. Here’s another clip of Fabian and Marlee, this time on Entertainment Tonight.
Matlin recently said that her motivations for taking the DWTS gig were pretty simple:
The mother of four was inspired by her 12-year-old daughter, Sara, a hip-hop dancer and devoted fan of the show. “I just want to be the cool mom,” Matlin said.
Other DWTS contestants this year include Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray), Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi and tennis champ Monica Seles.
Dancing With the Stars returns next Monday, March 17.