The dancer, who is currently filming the movie, told CBC News the scene was the “most ridiculous thing I’ve ever been in.”
“It was a real treat to do a dance in the dress, because the whole point of the dress was to make people laugh,” the actor said.
“I mean, we have a whole joke that the only way you can dance is to wear this dress.”
The film, which stars Meryl Streep, is based on a book by the late David Mamet, who wrote a number of other dance movies.
In addition to the famous dress, there are more than 50 other scenes, including a scene in which the dancer takes a nap in the middle of the dance floor.
“We didn’t think about it too much, because we didn’t have any real money to do the movie,” he said.
The actor, who has had a few serious acting roles, said he felt he was “being robbed” of a moment in time.
“It’s like being trapped in a room where you’re being forced to do things that you wouldn’t normally do,” he explained.
The movie is currently in post-production, but it’s not known if any of the scenes will make it into the final version.
“When we did the last movie, we were like, ‘Oh, we could do this scene in this dress,'” the actor joked.
“But we didn.
We’re just not good enough.”
The scene has caused some backlash online, with some commenters calling the costume “ridiculous.”
“A lot of people thought that it was the most ridiculous thing they had ever seen,” he told CBC.
“So we made it more ridiculous.”
With files from The Canadian Press and The Associated Press