David Arquette received glowing reviews from the judges on "Dancing With The Stars" Monday night after he and partner Kym Johnson delivered a strong Paso Doble to the "Indiana Jones" soundtrack. Arquette told OnTheRedCarpet.com on Monday that might owe his reenergized performance to becoming more comfortable in the ballroom and his loving connection with his family.
The 40-year-old actor and Johnson, 35, received 23 out of 30 from the judges for their Paso Doble on week four of ABC's hit celebrity ballroom dancing series (read recap). The score helped land the pair right in the middle of the scoreboard.
"I feel like I have gotten better," Arquette told OnTheRedCarpet.com after the show. "You know, I'm having fun, and I'm doing my best, and I'm getting a little more comfortable out there - I feel like I'm picking up some of the hints that she's telling me, and it's sort of soaking in."
Arquette went on to explain what specifically has helped him improve.
"I think just being present with it," Arquette added. "I'm getting a little more comfortable out there - not incredibly, but I'm trying to remain calm through it, and even when I messed up a little today, I gained it back and was able to focus and regain my energy."
Arquette is known to come from a large family of actors, and confessed that he loves their support and them being in the audience to cheer him on.
"It makes it means so much more to me to have them [family] there," Arquette added. "I love my family, and I love the connection we have."
The nine remaining pairs return on Tuesday, October 11 for an elimination episode where the fourth couple is expected to be sent packing.
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, parent company of OnTheRedCarpet.com that also produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet"(check for local TV listings).