Will Kemp began dancing on the age of 9 earlier than beginning formal coaching on the London-based faculty. Regardless of all his years of training, although, the waltz wasn’t one of many sorts of dance he mastered. When the “Barbarians” actor spoke to Sarah Scoop concerning the lead-up to filming “Christmas Waltz,” he famous there have been “ten days of intensive rehearsals, after which we went straight into filming … there have been a number of aches and pains.” He additionally revealed that his co-star, Lacey Chabert, suffered a toe harm simply earlier than manufacturing, leading to her performing all of the choreography on a damaged toe.
Undoubtedly, Kemp’s coaching seemingly made selecting up the strikes a bit simpler for him. He agreed within the interview that he introduced some prior information to the desk, however there have been nonetheless many features of ballroom dancing that have been new to him. Nevertheless, Chabert did not present up as a complete novice both.
Whereas Kemp was on pandemic lockdown in London, Chabert was in a position to get in some additional follow. “I educated for about three weeks at dwelling,” she instructed TV Insider. However, there was nonetheless a studying curve. Early on in rehearsal, Chabert shared a photograph of herself with the hashtag “bruised ribs,” an harm she confessed lasted for round a month. The film was actually a labor of affection for Kemp and Chabert.