Faith

Marilu Henner takes on a mothering role on 'Dancing With the Stars'

  • Marilu Henner as Naomi in "In Lawfully Yours."

    Marilu Henner as Naomi in "In Lawfully Yours."  (Cinedigm)

  • Marilu Henner (left) and her "In Lawfully Yours" co-star Chelsey Crisp.

    Marilu Henner (left) and her "In Lawfully Yours" co-star Chelsey Crisp.  (Cinedigm)

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Marilu Henner doesn't need the mirror ball trophy to feel like a winner. The "Taxi" actress has already won just by being given the chance to compete on her favorite show "Dancing With the Stars."

"It's everything I imagined and more," Henner told FOX411. "I'm having a blast...it's everything I imagined and more."

She added, "I woke up this morning saying, 'Oh my gosh, I've been doing this now for three weeks'...it's going to fast I want to savor every moment."

The 64-year-old told us she's unsure of who her top competitor on the show is because she "want[s] to take care of everybody."

"I'm such, I don't know, such a mommy!"

When the actress isn't busy on the dance floor, she's out promoting her faith-based film "In Lawfully Yours."

Loosely based on the Bible's Book of Ruth, the comedy follows a young woman (played by "Fresh Off the Boat" star Chelsey Crisp) who learns her husband cheated on her and finds herself becoming close with her mother-in-law played by Henner.

"It was a very different character than I've played before because she's pretty upset through the whole movie," Henner shared. "It was an interesting story...certainly not your typical rom-com or faith-based movie."

She continued, "It's a rom-com that has certain faith-based values and questions in it but it certainly doesn't hit you over the head with it. It's... [something] everybody is going to enjoy."

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