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Hairspray Live!

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Want to know the secrets of your favorite stars? Just sit them down with Hairspray's Harvey Fierstein. In the exclusive video below, Fierstein sat down with his Hairspray costars to get the dish on their high school lives. Who knew Derek Hough had a thing for tigers?

This installment of Fierstein Chat includes appearances by Hough, Martin Short, Dove Cameron, Maddie Baillio, Ephraim Sykes, Shahadi Wright Joseph and…Edna Turnblad?! Yes, Fierstein turns the tables on himself and interviews his Hairspray character.

What secrets did Fierstein get out of his costars? Well, Cameron was a "terrible" student, Short was of course a class clown—if the teacher allowed it—and Baillio cut class. "Yeah, my mom is just now finding that out. Hi, mom," Baillio said.

And while Baillio and Cameron admitted to some childhood crushes—Robert Pattinson and Zac Efron naturally came up, Cameron used to have the Hairspray movie poster above her bed—Hough admitted to a very different wall decoration.

"Tigers. I went through my dad's National Geographics and I would cut out all the tigers. I ruined his entire collection," Hough admitted.

As for high school hookups, well, you'll want to hear Short's confession for yourself.

NBC's Hairspray Live is the latest in the network's holiday tradition. The Wiz, Peter Pan and The Sound of Music proceeded it. Hairspray Live also stars Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Garrett Clayton, Andrea Martin and Kristin Chenoweth.

Travel back to the 1960s when Hairspray Live airs Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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