Jennifer Grey: ‘Dirty Dancing’ Sequel Will Be ‘Tricky’ Without Patrick Swayze
Nobody puts Baby in the corner, but can anybody replace Patrick Swayze?“Dirty Dancing” icon Jennifer Grey revealed just how “tricky” it is to make a sequel film without her late co-star Swayze, who died at age 57 of pancreatic cancer in September 2009.
Swayze portrayed summer retreat dance instructor Johnny Castle, who falls for camp guest Frances “Baby” Houseman while preparing for a dance competition.“There will never be another Johnny,” Grey told Entertainment Weekly during a 35th-anniversary tribute for the film.
“There will never be another Patrick.
This sequel has got to be its own standalone piece.
It’s very tricky.”Set in 1963, “Dirty Dancing” was released to rave reviews in 1987; a sequel, slated to take place in the 1990s, was announced earlier this year with “Long Shot” helmer Jonathan Levine directing and co-writing the script that may be “exploring” a reunion with the original cast.“I can’t tell you much,
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