The 41-year-old Orange Is the New Black actress was promoting the “rolling robot” Gita and said in a video, “I’ve been asked to be on Dancing With the Stars many times. I have this weird phobia that [competing on the show] means you’re a has-been, and I never want to believe that’s the case.”
A rep for the show told Page Six that this is not true.
“Taryn claims she’s been asked to join the cast ‘many times,’ however, we have never asked Taryn to be part of the show,” the rep said. “Her representation attempted to pitch her to us a while back and we kindly passed. So her claim that she was asked to join DWTS once, never mind many times, is completely false.”
The rep added, “Her thoughts that the contestants consist of ‘has-beens’ seems to be her own projection onto talent that we have asked to cast.”