Actor Steve Guttenberg may have been the happiest Dancing With the Stars contestant ever — but the Three Men and a Baby actor’s constant smile and sunny outlook wasn’t enough to keep him in the competition.
Although his tango won praise from the judges on Monday, Steve was sent packing on Tuesday’s live results show. But in typical fashion for the 49-year-old actor, he was able to see the silver lining around this dark cloud.
“I had a great time and a lot of fun and life is good," he tells OK!. "The only thing I’m sad about is I don’t get to dance with [partner] Anna [Trebunskaya] every day."
As for what’s up next for him, Steve tells OK!, “I’m going to be doing some movies and television shows. Things are cooking.” While Anna revealed, “What he really wants to do is a musical on Broadway!”
Meanwhile, fellow contestant Marissa Jaret Winokur, who received the lowest judges’ score this week for her jive, was relieved to have avoided elimination with her partner Tony Dovolani. However, she was sorry to see her pal Steve heading home. “I’m so sad that it’s the Gute! He’s been such a great cheerleader to everybody and so supportive.”
Another DWTS celebrity, Marlee Matlin, told OK! she wants to work with Steve again: “I hope that we could do a movie together sometime.”
Before he knew he was eliminated, Steve performed a hilarious “mango,” a man tango, on the show with Anna’s husband, dancer Jonathan Roberts, for April Fool’s Day. “It was like dancing with a brother,” Steve smiled.
When asked if DWTS should ever allow a same sex couple to actually compete on the show, the actor said yes. “Sure. There are plenty of same sex marriages going on.”
And Hairspray star Marissa laughed to OK! “I say why not! Of course I’d say why not — I’m a Broadway girl!”
By Carole Glines