The upcoming sequel to the 1987 cult favorite, Dirty Dancing, won’t replace Patrick Swayze, says the film’s star and producer Jennifer Gray

Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Gray reassured hit 1987 film fans that the upcoming sequel Dirty Dancing 2 cannot and will not replace Patrick Swayze. Swayze died of pancreatic cancer in 2009 and his death reminded many fans how wonderful he was Gray opposite was

The film told the story of Baby Houseman – an upper-class girl who joins her family for a summer at a resort in New York state, where Baby meets some of the club’s staff who dance to entertain the guests Getting paid Soon, Baby is involved in a romance with lead dancer Johnny Castle, and the film, despite its abundance of dance and music, is taking a growing up-coming decades after its release, the film has a very healthy following, and its dance moves and lines have been growing repeatedly and mentioned in a variety of Hollywood films While Swayze was still alive, many fans wanted a sequel; With the star’s death, however, it’s hard to say exactly how many people will be encouraged by the prospect of more dirty dancing

With fans in mind, Gray recently spoke to People and insisted that the sequel (which she stars in and which she produces as executive producer) will not attempt to replace Swayze at the moment, the type of story is unknown the sequel will tell or what role Gray will play in it. Still, it will likely comfort many previously anxious fans to know that Swayze’s place in the franchise will not be erased and that Gray holds him in high regard. Gray called Swayze “magic” and said:

“All I can say is that there is no substitute for someone who has passed You never try to repeat something that is so magical”You just choose something else”

The past few years have shown that Hollywood is poised to put sequels out for many of its classic ’80s houses. These upcoming films include Top Gun: Maverick and the Eddie Murphy Coming 2 America, both of which had immense releases on their releases Success and continue to maintain a healthy fan base Whether Dirty Dancing 2 can cause the same type of lightning strike as the original film if a bottle hits the ground is hard to say.The Dirty Dancing concept has been reused several times, with a stage production, a TV adaptation with Abigail Breslin , a TV series, and a direct-to-video remake so far, no one seems to have been able to get the concept close to its original iteration

At this point, it could be argued that Dirty Dancing has run out of stories to tell when the original film did what it wanted, and any attempt to revive it felt little more than a cynical robbery at the same time, it has the film’s fan base Loved for so long that maybe it is time to give them something new – something that includes the return of characters from bygone and lots of dancing along the way

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