Movieguide, a site providing entertainment coverage from a Christian perspective, recently caught up with ‘Duck Dynasty’ superstar Willie Robertson to talk, in part, about his daughter’s captivating stint on the ABC competition series ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
Each week, 17-year-old Sadie Robertson’s performances not only delight fans of her family’s hit A&E program, but also those who appreciate her abilities as a dancer. According to her father, the extent of her skill came as a surprise even to those who knew her best.
“No one knew she could dance this well,” the Duck Commander CEO said, “—neither of her parents, we didn’t know that.”
With each new week – and every new routine – he explained that his daughter is gaining more than just technical skills.
“Just watching her get out there and be confident is neat,” he said, “because she’s almost 18 and I think this will help her in life.”
As for her close-knit family back home, Sadie has plenty of support.
“I’ve tried to come out as much as I can,” her father continued. “We’re in production right now, filming for the next season of ‘Duck Dynasty,’ so we have to come in and come out.”
Sadie’s mother, however, is cheering her on from the audience each week.
“We’re just watching her improve and get better,” he said. “And she really likes it.”
Though her dancing has certainly provided significant exposure in addition to her recurring reality television presence, it is something far more personal that makes her father proudest.
“She’s got a heart for God, too,” he concluded. “I don’t worry about her too much. I know she loves the Lord and she shows that in many aspects. She’s doing great.”