Patrick Swayze made the line: 'nobody puts Baby in the corner' iconic after uttering it in Dirty Dancing but Jennifer Grey has opted to sit out of the remake of the iconic 1987 drama that made her a household name. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter during a promotional pit stop for her show Red Oaks at the Television Critics Association, the 56-year-old star said that she while she was flattered "it didn't feel appropriate to me."
The 80's pin up, who played lead Frances 'Baby' Houseman alongside the late Patrick Swayze, added that it "feels like if you're going to do your own thing, do your own thing. I wouldn't say [what role I was offered], but I will tell you, it wasn't Baby!"
The film's soundtrack The Time of My Life, performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, won the 1988 Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo, an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
In December 2015, ABC confirmed that Abigail Breslin who shot to fame with Little Miss Sunshine, will take on the role of Baby Houseman in the remake. Announcing her role she told her 240K Twitter followers: "So excited to finally be able to tell you I'm playing Baby! #nobodyputsbabyinthecorner"
Although Grey won't be involved in the project – having let the cat out of the bag that Thomas Kail of Grease: Live fame would be helming the film – she offered advice to the cast reprising the iconic roles. "I am always interested in any iteration of something where they feel there's more to be gotten, and I would love to see what they come up with... Tommy Kail directed it, and I'm obsessed with Hamilton, so that's thrilling to me. I think they've got wonderful actors in it.
She added: I'm going to be watching it, and I'm excited. My only advice is to own it for yourself because we all just do our interpretation, and I'm only flattered and excited for people who are excited enough to put their stamp on it and see what they make of it and how they make it their own."