Laurie Hernandez is taking a well-deserved break from dancing!
The Olympic gold medal gymnast and her Dancing With the Stars partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, took a break from the routines to attend the Los Angeles premiere of CBS Films' Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life on Wednesday, where she opened up to ET's Denny Directo about her experience in going for the mirror ball trophy after going for gold earlier this year.
"Even just before the Olympics, I was always watching [DWTS]," the 16-year-old athlete shared. "I found out I was going to be on the show, and I was freaking out, called my parents and now I'm here."
"I still can't believe it," Hernandez shared of her spectacular routine. It's amazing because we train so hard for it and we only had three days to prepare for it. I'm just excited that it worked out."
Meanwhile, given the fact that it was the premiere of Middle School, the Olympian was naturally asked about her own scholastic experience, which she acknowledged has been a little less average.
"I've been homeschooled, so I'm kind of curious to see what it's actually like," she said of seeing the film.