Actor Al Pacino would "consider" joining 'Dancing with the Stars'
By Christopher Rocchio, 06/15/2007
Al Pacino has appeared in dozens of films that have seen him portray numerous characters throughout his 35-year acting career, but apparently all he wants to do is dance.
The 67-year-old Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winning actor said during a Thursday interview with Time that he'd consider appearing on ABC's Dancing with the Stars reality competition series.
"Actually, I would consider it... but I don't think I would be on Dancing with the Stars mainly because I would be too shy," he told Time.
Pacino's dancing moves were on full display during his tango scenes in 1992's Scent of a Woman, in which he won the Academy Award for best actor. However those dance scenes apparently weren't acting, as Pacino himself admitted he knows how to cut a rug with the best of them.
"[With] all due respect and trying to be as modest as I can be, I am a dancer," Pacino told Time.
While an appearance on Dancing with the Stars for Pacino is probably not a role the actor covets heavily, his public expression of potential interest has likely caught the attention of the show's producers. After all, although Pacino would be the biggest star to ever participate in the show, he wouldn't represent the first Dancing with the Stars participant whose appearance was sparked by media reports -- last season, Heather Mills credited what were initially false media reports that she would be competing on the show for her participation in Dancing with the Stars' fourth season.
"The tabloids wrote 'Heather Mills [is] doing Dancing with the Stars,' and I wasn't," Mills explained to Extra earlier this year. "So then [Dancing with the Stars producers] contacted me and said, 'Well, do you want to do it.' And I said, 'Yeah, great. If it's helping charity, that's great.'"