July 16th, 2011 23:39 EST
Margaret Cho Reunites with Dancing with the Stars' Louis Van Amstel on Drop Dead Diva
It`s a Dancing with the Stars reunion on Drop Dead Diva when Margaret Cho reunites with her former professional dance partner Louis Van Amstel on Sunday night`s episode.
"Louis was so gracious to do a wonderful cameo for us because he was in the middle of filming Dancing with the Stars," says Cho, whose show films in Atlanta. "Of course, he was competing with Kendra Wilkinson and so he didn`t have a lot of time. He came in on a red eye, danced and choreographed the whole number, filmed with us, and left that same day to go back to rehearsals. So we`re so grateful to him. He was just marvelous."
In the episode, Van Amstel makes a guest appearance, playing himself, to help Grayson (Jackson Hurst) with his wedding dance.
"Louis and I worked with the choreography -- some of it from Dancing with the Stars -- and then he took all of the moves that we had learned over that period of time and put them together and made like a mash-up of the best of," Cho explains. "So we do like the most athletic, the most dynamic and showy ballroom moves, and we show them off to Grayson and he gets very intimidated."
Cho goes on to say that she has been able to use some of what she learned from Van Amstel, who she considers a friend, in real life.
"I think a lot of the spins, the twists, the turns, learning how to be dipped. You know, having faith in who you`re acting with " making sure they`ll carry you. I think that`s what I learned most of all from Dancing with the Stars is trust. When you trust somebody else to lift you and pick you up and hurl you around and catch you, I think that`s huge. So I definitely bring that to Drop Dead Diva."
Also on the episode, Jane (Brooke Elliott) is held at gunpoint while picking up the rings for Grayson`s wedding to Vanessa (Jaime Ray Newman). But when the gunman needs a public defender in court, Jane is unexpectedly asked to step in and takes special interest in the case when despite her advice, he pleads guilty. Meanwhile, Parker (Josh Stamberg) asks Grayson to help out one of his childhood friends who needs help with his pet camel.
Drop Dead Diva airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on Lifetime Television.
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