Despite the time that has elapsed since its premiere, “Dirty Dancing” continues to be a great reference in pop culture. For this reason, Jennifer Grey, who starred in the 1987 blockbuster film with the remembered Patrick Swayze, releases new details of the sequel that is being prepared, said People magazine.
The 62-year-old actress spoke to the television program “Extra” on the subject. It should be remembered that she joined the Lionsgate studio to announce the new film, during CinemaCon 2022 in Las Vegas.
In the same place
After emphasizing that the sequel will “get done,” Jennifer Gray reveals that the new story will take place at the same resort where the original film was set. “I would say they can count on going back to Kellerman’s,” she said of the place.
He then highlighted that his character, Frances “Baby!” Houseman, “is much older than in the first film” and also that she “will see other characters from the 1987 film”, although she did not give details of what they will be.
Until now, the production of the sequel to “Dirty Dancing” has kept secret the extent or relevance of the role of Jennifer Gray in it. The actress, for her part, commented to “Extra” that participating in the sequel is “complicated and exciting.”
Regarding the character that Patrick Swayze gave life to, Johnny Castle, the artist did not reveal how his absence will be explained. “The only thing I can say is that no one who has died will be replaced, you don’t try to repeat magic like that,” she said during CinemaCon. “You’re just going for something different,” she said.
It should be remembered that Patrick Swayze, an actor, singer and dancer with a solid career, became an international idol after the film’s premiere. The artist passed away on September 14, 2009, as a result of pancreatic cancer that he was diagnosed with a few months earlier. He was 57 years old.