Do you plan to watch the “Dirty Dancing Remake“? I was so excited when I first heard about it being the original was one of my all time favorite dancing movies, but, I had a huge let down when they picked Abigail Breslin for the female lead. Even watching the Entertainment Tonight teaser below, I still can’t warm up to her and she seems all wrong for the part where the others fit. 🙁 With that said, I’ll probably still watch it for the dancing and the music. I’m also curious on the actors and actresses playing the other characters….especially Nicole Scherzinger playing “Penny”. Miss Heidi said she feels the same on Abigail. Here are Court’s thoughts….
Courtney: Ehhhh…will I DVR it? Probably. Will I watch in real time? Probably not, unless enough people ask me to live tweet it. Abigail Breslin will forever be Little Miss Sunshine to me, so to see her playing this woman having a sexual awakening is kinda…yucky. Never heard of the dude, and while a relatively-unknown male lead worked out ok for Kenny Wormald in Footloose and Diego Boneta in Rock of Ages, both also had a strong female lead (Julianne Hough) to play off of – and I don’t really consider Abigail a “strong female lead”. I think I would have bought Hailee Steinfeld better as Baby. However, I’m kinda loving the rest of the casting. Two DWTS alums – Nicole Scherzinger as Penny, and Billy Dee Williams as Tito the bandleader? Yes please. Sarah Hyland as Lisa Houseman? Probably not a stretch, since Hayley Dunphy is basically the same character. Loving Debra Messing & Bruce Greenwood as Baby’s parents, although I think Jerry Orbach will always be Dr. Houseman to me 🙂 I adore Katey Sagal, so I’m glad she’s in it – but I hope they find a way to give Vivian Pressman a musical number, because Katey is a KILLER singer. Casper Smart as Billy Kostecki, the guy playing second banana to someone much more popular and hoping that some of it rubs off on him? Somehow, I don’t think he’ll struggle with that 😛
Vogue: Let us know what you think in comments and do you think this movie will be a success? The new Dirty Dancing Remake” is set to premiere on May 24, 2017 on ABC.