David Arquette and Kym Johnson were certainly blindsided by their spot in the bottom two last night on Dancing With the Stars, but leave it up to David to find some humor in the situation.
After almost being eliminated, David told reporters backstage he felt “drained” and “judged.”
“The fact of the matter is we didn’t get enough votes,” he said.
Kym was shocked that the hosts revealed that she and David had the second lowest number of votes.
‘They never tell you, you’re in the bottom two and they did,” she said. “It’s like my gosh!”
David said it was really hard seeing Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy leave.
“It’s just sad,” he shared. “It feels bad because you want to stay around but somebody has to go. Elisabetta was amazing on the show. I loved her and Val’s dance last night. I thought I was going home.”
Kym chimed in, “I thought I was gone.”
She added. “You’re standing there with them and you feel happy. It’s such a horrible feeling being up there. We’re going to miss them a lot.”
David said on the dance floor he doesn’t feel like some sort of big time movie star.
“I’ve never prescribed to that whole philosophy in general throughout my whole life,” he said. “I see everyone as equals. That’s just how I’ve lived my life.”
David also opened up on why he decided to join Dancing With the Stars.
“Last year was my most memorable year. I went through a lot of changes,” he explained. “Got real with myself and that’s sort of what it’s about. It’s not the sexiest story to tell for the dance of love but love to me has a lot of different connotations.”
He added: “This is personal love and love of life. And love for my daughter.”
David and estranged wife Courteney Cox announced their separation last year, but have remained close and formed a united parenting front for their daughter Coco.
Next week in his dance package, Coco and David’s sisters will be featured.
“By the way, we’re taking his shirt not off, but we’re showing a little skin,” Kym teased for next week’s performance.
“We’re pulling all the stops. Just bare naked… or the world,” David chimed in, adding, “If I get voted off I am going pants-less and bare ball and then I’m going to moon Lenny [Goodman].”
Reporting By Gena Oppenheim