William Hurt is playing a new character on the upcoming season of the FX drama Damages, but it’s another show that he’s angling for a spot on. The actor admitted to OK! that he has had thoughts of following in the ballroom footsteps of his Children of a Lesser God co-star, Marlee Matlin, who competed on Dancing with the Stars last season.

When asked if he’d do DWTS himself, William told OK!, "I think about it. I could go to the octenegarians’ episode, maybe. I love to dance!"

The Oscar winner watched Marlee shake and boogy her way to seventh place. He said of the deaf actress, "She’s amazing in every way. She’s always had my vote."

Meanwhile, William is joining his former Big Chill co-star Glenn Close in Damages. His character Daniel will come to Glenn’s character Patti for legal advice, and the 58-year-old is looking forward to sharing the screen with Glenn again.

"We’ve known each other for a long time," he said.

By Carole Glines

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