‘ Dancing With the Stars’ bosses insist they “kindly passed” on having Taryn Manning participate, while the starlet recently declared she has denied numerous request from the show.
‘ Dancing With the Stars’ bosses insist they “kindly passed” on having Taryn Manning participate.
The ‘Orange is the New Black’ star recently declared she had actually been asked “several times” to appear on the program but rejected the request because the program has lots of “has-beens”, but the ABC competition show have insisted things played out differently as it was the starlet who was eager to dance however they declined her approach.
A representative said: “Taryn claims she’s been asked to join the cast ‘many times,’ however, we have never asked Taryn to be part of the show.
“Her representation attempted to pitch her to us a while back and we kindly passed. So her claim that she was asked to join ‘DWTS’ once, never mind many times, is completely false.”
And the representative also took a swipe at Taryn’s dismissal of the completing celebrities – which this year has consisted of Nelly, Anne Heche, Jesse Metcalfe, AJ McLean and Carole Maskin – as “has-beens”.
They added: “Her thoughts that the contestants consist of ‘has-beens’ seems to be her own projection onto talent that we have asked to cast.”
The 41-year-old starlet had made her claim while discussing her career projects in a promotional film for rolling robot Gita.
She stated: “I’ve been asked to be on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ many times. I have this weird phobia that [competing on the show] means you’re a has-been, and I never want to believe that’s the case.
“Maybe it’s my own stuff, but, yeah, I’m definitely a good dancer.”