The way Meryl overcomes them, not just the way she overcomes them, but the way she makes me overcome them. She’s the only person that comes up and in midst of all this…and pats me on my shoulder and says, ‘You have to relax. It will be OK.’
I’m a big, intimidating figure. I can only compare myself to a tiger in a zoo. … Nobody in their right mind would ever want to pet a tiger. She’s the type that walks right up and pats him on the head, and the tiger is so confused he has no idea what just happened. This is literally me.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Meryl Davis (x)