Vivica A. Fox to 'Dance with the Stars'

The actress confirms she'll be competing in the next season of ABC's hit dance show

Lots of people take it easy during the summer but Vivica A. Fox says she plans to do a lot of hard work – by getting in shape for the next season of Dancing with the Stars.

“I’m doing Dancing with the Stars. I’m so excited. I start training for that in July,” the Kill Bill actress tells PEOPLE. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for me to get paid, get in shape, work some outfits and represent for the sistas. Drop it like it’s hot!”

Fox, who made the comment a party on Wednesday in Los Angeles to celebrate the upcoming Turks and Caicos International Film Festival, also said she’s “looking forward to it being a challenging experience.”

Fox’s latest film, The Salon, is due out in the fall. The comedy, about a group of hairdressers and their customers, also stars Terrence Howard and Brooke Burns.

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