Margaret Cho says 'Drop Dead Diva' guest star Kim Kardashian is a good actress
Margaret Cho might be known for her sharp-tongued wit, but the comedian had nice things to say about "Drop Dead Diva" guest star Kim Kardashian.
"We have some great guest stars this year - Kim Kardashian, Joan Rivers, Patty Duke, Serena Williams, Brandy is back this year - We have so many great parts for women," Cho told OnTheRedCarpet.com host Rachel Smith in a recent interview. "I think that we're attracting just all these people who want to be on the show because we take care of them. I think everything is acted so well and beautifully. People just want to be in that world."
On the Lifetime series "Drop Dead Diva," Cho plays Teri Lee, a paralegal assistant to the show's main character Jane. Kim Kardashian is doing a three-episode guest stint on the series for the fourth season, which premiered on June 3.
"What's great is, like Kim is such a great actress and you don't even think about how talented she is beyond what she does as a reality star and so it's great to see her in a different light," Cho said of Kardashian.
Cho also talked to OnTheRedCarpet.com about wanting to compete in the upcoming all-star edition of "Dancing With The Stars." The 43-year-old comedian competed on the show's 11th season with partner Louis van Amstel in 2010. She was the third contestant to get eliminated that season.
"I really want to do it again. I didn't go very far the first time around but if they choose me again, if I get enough votes - they're voting now on the site - then I get to go back and compete again," Cho said of the reality dancing competition series. "If I could I would dance with Cheryl Burke 'cause I think she's the best dance. They're all really phenomenal. I don't think they've have women pair up with women yet. It would be cool. I think if I did it I would be so devoted to it and really go for it. I'm looking forward to seeing what the votes say. Already it's a competition."
The Israeli version of "Dancing With The Stars" featured an all-female dancing team in 2010, marking the first time the hit ballroom dancing franchise has featured a pair of contestants of the same gender.
"I think my approach as a comedian to ballroom dance was something that they didn't understand and I really wanted to make a lot of statements while I was dancing," Cho explained. "It was important to me to wear a rainbow flag pride dress to make a sort of big big statement about gay pride because I wanted to reach out to teenagers. At that time there was a lot of gay teen suicides from bullying so that was kind of the beginning of what the consciousness around bullying so I wanted to really emphasize my support of gay teens by wearing a gay pride dress. So I think a lot of that was really more important to me than dancing."
The actress and comedian, who is openly bisexual and an advocate for LGBT rights, rose to fame with her 1995 sitcom, "All-American Girl." She has also appeared on series like "'Til Death," "The Cho Show" and "Ghost Whisperer."
Cho appeared on several episodes of "30 Rock" as North Korea dictator Kim Jong-Il and recently appeared on this season's penultimate episode as Jong-II's son Kim Jong-Un.
Additional reporting by Rachel Smith, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).