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'DWTS' Alum Karina Smirnoff Shares Excited Selfie With Taryn Manning After Wrapping Production on New Film

by Desiree Murphy 9:18 AM PST, January 13, 2016
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Karina Smirnoff is dancing to a brand new beat.

The former Dancing With the Stars pro has just wrapped production on her newest project, a political comedy titled Swing State, ET has learned.

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Smirnoff stars as Lucy Pollard, the wife of a closeted politician (played by Parry Shen), who is an executive for a radio talk show.

"I am so excited to be a part of this project," the 38-year-old Ukrainian-born dancer tells ET. "It's a political comedy which is sharp, quick-witted and has great colorful characters in it!"

"I fell in love with the script right away, [and I'm] so happy to be a part of a special project like this and to do it with amazing and talented people, I can't wait for everyone to see!" she continued.

The film also stars Orange Is the New Black's Taryn Manning. On their Los Angeles-based set, the two snapped an adorable selfie, which Smirnoff shared with ET exclusively. She later posted it to her own Instagram.

Photo: Karina Smirnoff

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Last October, ET caught up with Manning on the red carpet at the 2015 Emmys, where she revealed she'd love to work with one of her Crossroads co-stars again: Britney Spears.

Manning even envisioned Spears locked up in Litchfield Penitentiary on OITNB. "Of course, I want Britney Spears everywhere you can see her," she said. "She's the best."

So what kind of character would the pop star play on the popular Netflix series?

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"Um, I mean, I don't have to make up a character -- she's such a good actor that I feel like they could do anything with her," Manning continued.

Press play on the video below to hear more.

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