Jason Lewis shock: ‘Sex and the City’ star shares real reason he joined ‘Dancing With the Stars’

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 03: Jason Lewis attends the 9th AACTA International Awards at Mondrian Los Angeles on January 03, 2020 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for AACTA)

Actor Jason Lewis discusses what inspired him to watch “Dancing with the Stars” and the REAL reason he entered the competition.

Jason Lewis is best known for his role on the HBO series “Sex and the City” as Jerry “Smith” Jerrod. He also appeared in “Beverly Hills, 90210” episodes and “Charmed.”

Lewis recently announced on Instagram that he would be joining the cast of the ABC reality show “Dancing with the Stars” for the upcoming season. He posed in the photo with pro-dancer Peta Murgatroyd, with whom he previously stated he would be paired on the show.

“Dancing with the Stars” is a reality dance competition where celebrities partner with professional dancers and compete for the judges and audience’s votes.

Fans expressed surprise and delight at seeing Lewis on “DWTS” in the comments section. In a recent interview with People, the “Sex and the City” star discusses his decision to compete in the dance competition, explaining that it all started when his wife, producer Liz Godwin, urged him to do so when the opportunity arose this year.

Lewis explained:

“I’d always said no to it because I perceived it as reality TV, and it wasn’t a point of interest.

This year, when the offer came in, my fianceé asked me to be a little less pigheaded and at least take a look at a show.”

Liz, the actor’s wife, had been a long-time fan of “Dancing with the Stars” and had him watch the episodes, which Lewis described as “awestruck” because the dances were “incredibly beautifully done.” The 51-year-old actor expressed his wife’s delight at participating in the reality show’s 31st season.

The actor told People:

“She had her short list of people that she really hoped I was going to end up with and Peta was on it.

It’s been fun because she’s not only kept me up to speed, but it’s having somebody to share it with who’s really enthusiastic. She’s such a great support. Love you, babe!”

On September 19, “Dancing with the Stars” returns for its 31st season, which will be available for the first time on Disney+. This season’s judges include Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Derek Hough. Tyra Banks will host and executive produce the upcoming season.