THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER JOHNNY! Dirty Dancing's Jennifer Grey says 'original characters' will return for sequel

THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER JOHNNY! Dirty Dancing's Jennifer Grey says 'original characters' will return for sequel
Jennifer Grey attending an event and a still of Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey from 'Dirty Dancing' (Cindy Ord/Getty Images and Lionsgate)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The 1987 romantic drama film ‘Dirty Dancing’ is considered to be one of the finest movies of all time and used impressive choreography and music to surpass a number of obstacles. The movie saw late actor Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey playing the lead role of Johnny Castle and Frances “Baby” Houseman. It has been more than 35 years since the original film was released in theatres and even now, it holds a special place in the history of American cinema. So, it doesn’t come as a shock that people have been asking for a sequel, with the original cast returning. Grey, who earned worldwide fame after the movie, has finally opened up about the sequel and which of the original cast members will be returning for the upcoming film.

While speaking in a recent interview, the 62-year-old superstar spilled a few details about the sequel and confirmed that she will be returning for the sequel, reprising her role of Baby. She also noted that the movie will undoubtedly feature the iconic Kellerman’s resort that was made especially for the movie.

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During her conversation with Extra, the Golden Globe-nominated actor said, “Yeah, it’s happening,” while adding that the movie will start filming in Spring, next year. She also shared, “I would say that you can count on it being at Kellerman’s and Baby, is now quite a few years older. You will see other characters that are from the original. It’s really exciting.”

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It will be interesting to see which characters will return for the sequel, but one character that can’t be a part of the sequel is Patrick Swayze. The actor died in 2009 at the age of 57 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. In an interview given in August 2022, Grey noted that the sequel will be a fresh story and that what happened in the original movie won’t happen in the sequel because there will never be another Patrick. She added, “I'm just so super committed and invested in making it a fresh [take]. What happened happened, and that will never happen again. There will never be another Johnny. There will never be another Patrick.

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Actors Diego Luna (L) and Patrick Swayze attend the Los Angeles premiere of
Actors Diego Luna (L) and Patrick Swayze attend the Los Angeles premiere of "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" February 23, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Giulio Marcocchi/Getty Images)

 

Although no plot details have been disclosed yet, it will be interesting to see how the movie addresses Swayze’s death and how it has impacted the life of Baby. The forthcoming sequel will be directed by Jonathan Levine, who is known for making projects like ‘50/50’ and ‘Warm Bodies’.

Are you ready to dance your heart out? Well, ‘Dirty Dancing’ will surely keep you glued to the dance floor.

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