April 22, 2011 -- Kirstie Alley has taken to the "Dancing With The Stars" dance floor with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy with stunning performances and equally stunning slip ups, including her now-famous wardrobe malfunction.
But Alley has spent almost all of her time on the show smiling.
"I just had someone on Twitter yesterday, saying, "Now, when you're walking down the stairs, you need to smile more," Alley said on "Good Morning America" today.
"She's looking like, "Ow! Ow! Ow!" If somebody rewinds they'll see the look in her face," said Chmerkovskiy. "She's like a toddler. If you leave her alone for a second, she'll walk head-first into a door, or something."
But it's just that youthful exuberance that makes Kirstie so irresistible.
"Maks is really funny," said Alley. "He's actually pretty easy if you tell him you love him all the time."
But that's not all Alley had to say: "I have to admit this. That I was like, 'Oh. You know, he's a bad boy.' And I'm like, 'Hm. I want to –' you know…you sort of want to conquer a bad boy," said Alley.
"I also knew that he would be strong enough to handle me," Alley added. "Because you can't handle me-- you-- you can't be weak with me. Or, oh my God. I'll go in on you, like, boom."
When asked if their chemistry goes beyond the dance floor, Alley said, "We always have chemistry."
"Clearly," Chmerkovskiy added.
Alley's good friend John Travolta made a surprise appearance on DWTS as the "dance doctor."
"I understand there have been some problems," Travolta said on the show.
Behind the scenes, Travolta had some kind words.
"He said it to Maks, he said, 'You are the best thing to happen to dance since me,' meaning himself," said Alley.
"The most amazing thing about it is -- my hero is him, it was dying out back from Fred Astaire-Gene Kelly era, and he said when he came up back in '77, they called him and said the same thing to him," said Chmerkovskiy.
Alley says her experience on the show has been even better than she expected.
"I feel really good. Because I really feel like I came out of sort of a deep funk that I was in for a long time. I sort of chameleoned into someone else. And I made decisions that I didn't love. The only thing I did really well in that period of time was I was a great mother. Sometimes you have to confront yourself -- that's one thing that's been great about Maks is that it's a relationship. It's a partnership when you're dancing. It's like give and take. And you -- you have to listen to someone. You have to do what they ask you to do. And vice versa," said Alley.
But Alley says her dancing won't end with "Dancing with the Stars."
"You know, I love dancing. And I -- I wish to God I'd been a dancer. It changed my life. It's cathartic. I feel younger now than I felt when I was 20," said Alley.
When asked about her future plans, Alley said, "I'm done with reality TV…I just want to act again. But what I have that I haven't had before, that I'm excited about is -- I really want to keep dancing. So I -- I wanted to be his spokesperson for his dance studios. And in exchange, I want to walk in there any time and have some, you know, hot dance guys, just… 'cause I would like to do it -- I would like to do it, like, three hours a day."
Alley got used to "hot dance guys" on DWTS, especially after Chmerkovskiy performed shirtless with her.
"I wanted him to do it. If you tell him -- if you tell him to do something, he won't do it. If you tell him to not do it, or you don't care if he does it…" said Alley.
"I came up, and I'm like, what do you think? Should I do it? Should I not? You know, it's-- it should be our call. She's like, 'I don't care.' And she walks away. I'm like, 'Wha! What?'" said Chmerkovskiy. "I'm like 'I am so taking it off now. You don't care.'"
"They really need to thank me," said Alley.