Melora Hardin Makes A Surprising Confession About Her DWTS Journey

Melora Hardin may be best known for her appearances in television shows such as "The Office," where she played the fan-favorite role of Jan. She's also remembered for her roles in "The Blacklist," "The Bold Type," "A Million Little Things," and the Zac Efron comedy film "17 Again" (via IMDb). However, lately, Hardin has been wowing fans in a very different way as a cast member on Season 30 of "Dancing With the Stars."

After two weeks of competition, Hardin has surprised and delighted both viewers and judges. During the premiere, Hardin and her partner, Artem Chigvintsev, danced the tango and scored a total of 26 points out of 40, putting her on par with many of the other dancers (via Meaww). During week two of competition, Hardin and Chigvintsev performed a rumba to Celine Dion's "All By Myself" and wowed the crowd with their grace and elegance. The judges were also impressed. The actress earned one point higher than the previous week by scoring a 27. She even gained a score of 7 from judges Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Derek Hough, while Len Goodman scored her a 6.

Now, after having two dances under her belt, Hardin is making a surprising confession about her time on "DWTS."

Melora Hardin says DWTS is more emotional than she realized

According to Us Weekly, Melora Hardin wasn't prepared for how hard and emotional competing on "Dancing With the Stars" has been. "The Office" star admitted that she was ready for the physical changes that would accompany her time in the ballroom, but didn't think that the show would be emotionally exhausting as well.

"I knew that I was taking my body [to another level], but I wasn't sure how much [of an] emotional toll it would take," Hardin said. "I think that it's just, you know, the schedule is very tight. I haven't had a day off since I started." Hardin went on to say that while she and Artem Chigvintsev are a great pair and "work well together," she's been finding it difficult to focus on anything other than the dances. "Right about the time you get it, you gotta learn something new that you've never had before," she said. Hardin went on to admit that when things get tough for her, she reminds herself to enjoy the process and have fun. "You're putting on a show. So, the actor in me gets ignited, and then I'm trying to bring something to it," she said.

So far, whatever Hardin is doing has been working. Fans have loved her dances and her scores have improved. It seems that everyone will be rooting for her going forward in the competition.