Tonight, Maksim Chmerkovskiy will play a dancer in a guest appearance on The Exes. The role may not seem like much of a stretch, but it’s still very different from his day-to-day life as a competing pro on Dancing With the Stars.

“It was an amazing experience for me to get to work on a sitcom,” Maks told Examiner.com. “I met some incredibly talented actors who I greatly admire and respect. I had a great time.” He said DWTS is like second nature to him, unlike acting. “I was eager to learn and pick up as much as I could and just take in the whole experience and atmosphere.”

Maks told Examiner he hopes to use this as a launchpad for more acting gigs. Last year Maks told Us Weekly, “I would really love to try acting.” At the time, he was one of the names being thrown around for the Dirty Dancing remake. “I’m a dancer. [If] Dirty Dancing comes up I’d love to give it a try. Honestly, I would do anything, I just want to have fun.”

Don’t forget to have fun watching Maks tonight on The Exes, at 10:30 p.m. on TV Land.

Source: Examiner.com

Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.

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