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“If you’re going to make that movie again, it has to be right,” he said.

Jennifer Grey accepts no less perfect when it comes to new Dirty dancing continuation

Grey, the actress in the original 1987 film, revealed Good morning America! On Tuesday, Jan. 31, he won’t take part in the remake of the classic film until it’s done “right.”

For the new film to really hit its mark, Gray believes it needs to honor the legacy Patrick Swayzehis partner who died in 2009

“We’re not giving up on any dates at this point because … really, what I’m doing, my whole job is to get it right, really get it right, in Patrick’s honor, in everybody’s honor. fans’ relationship with the film,” he said Entertainment Weekly.

“If you’re going to make that movie again, it has to be right,” he added.

Gray is best known for playing Frances “Baby” Houseman, a young girl who falls in love with her choreographer Johnny Castle, played by Swayze. At the time of filming, the iconic dance partners were 34 and 27 years old, respectively.

Gray, now 62, insists a new sequel is “definitely happening” if he finds it worthy enough. “It’s something I refuse to do unless it’s perfect, so I’m doing everything I can to make sure we respect that.”

While not much information about the sequel has been released to the public yet, we do know that the film will presumably take place in the ’90s, with Gray returning as his beloved character.

The late Swayze is expected to be included in some way as a tribute to his work and life, although his wife previously claimed that her husband would have refused the film if he had still been alive.

“He wouldn’t do it again,” his wife Lisa Niemi told Entertainment Tonight still in August 2022.”[The way they] left it was absolutely perfect. There were several scripts for that film, but Patrick had high standards and wasn’t going to do it just for the money.”

He continued by saying:Dirty dancing it was like lightning in a bottle. I don’t think you can ever absolutely duplicate anything.”

While the magic of the original film may never be captured again, we know Gray is going to do whatever it takes to do the film justice.

It Dirty dancing the sequel is scheduled to be released next year on February 9, 2024.

Check out everything we know about the film so far.


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