As you may or may not have heard, a Dirty Dancing remake is now on the way, to be directed by the dance choreographer from the first film. And, like you, most of the world seems to think this is pretty much the stupidest idea in the history of film, at least since the Footloose rehash was greenlit. However, the question burning within the hearts and minds of human beings across the globe is this: golly, heck, what does original Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey (a.k.a., the one in the movie who isn’t Patrick Swayze) think about a Dirty Dancing remake?
Well, lucky for you, Grey Tweeted her initial response, according to The Washington Post:
“I love [Kenny Ortega] and trust that he will do something special.”
And, if that wasn’t enough for you, she also released a statement to the Wall Street Journal because… actually, who the hell knows why she Wall Street Journal this? I assume that Grey knew, in her heart of hearts, that the people needed to know the answer to this question:
“I’m so excited about this news and I think there’s nobody better to do this than my beloved Kenny Ortega who is as responsible as anyone for the success of the first one. I can’t wait to see what he’s going to do with it.”
So there you have it. You may now sleep easy, knowing that Jennifer Grey is cool with the remake. Now if you’ll please excuse me, I need to whip out the Ouija board to find out what Patrick thinks about all of this.
What do you think of the Dirty Dancing remake news?