Jennifer Grey wants ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake to stand on its own.
The actress was offered a role in the network’s forthcoming TV movie but turned it down.
“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 said 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 in the 1960s-set romantic drama in which the young sheltered character falls in love with her dance instructor (originally played by the late Patrick Swayze).