'Dancing With the Stars': Kirstie Alley and Maks' chemistry... everything you dreamed it would be
But what kind of teacher will the notorious firecracker be with Season 12's most senior competitor?
Maks and his 60-year-old partner sat down with ABC during this season's official portrait session and one key learning from their first few rehearsals is that Kirstie's body isn't doing everything it's told.
"He'll go, 'just put your hips like this,' but they don't go that direction," Alley explains. "It's like he's shoving my things into position."
Maks does not agree. "We have tape to prove that there's no shoving," he says."I'm very gentle." Laughter ensues.
The whole exchange makes us nothing but psyched about seeing the two dance together on Mar. 21.