Nobody puts Baby in a remake! According to Jennifer Grey, ABC offered her a role in the network’s TV movie, but she turned it down. In fact, she wants the Dirty Dancing remake to stand on its own.
Grey told the Hollywood reporter, “I was asked to do something on that show and I was flattered because I always want to be asked because it’s nice to want to be included. But for me, it would be sacrosanct for me to do it because it didn’t feel appropriate to me,” she told The Hollywood Reporter following a panel for the second season of Amazon comedy Red Oaks on Sunday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour stop. “It feels like if you’re going to do your own thing, do your own thing. I wouldn’t say [what role was offered] but I will tell you, it wasn’t Baby!”
ABC’s Dirty Dancing stars Abigail Breslin taking on Grey’s role of Baby.