- A Dirty Dancing sequel was announced in 2020
- Jennifer Grey has an update two years later
- The new movie is still a work in-progress
The Dirty Dancing sequel is still happening! You may remember that a sequel to the 1987 film with Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze was announced in the summer of 2020.
Ever since, we haven't heard much about the project. But there's finally an update, and it comes straight from star Jennifer Grey herself. It sounds like the movie is still a ways away, but they are working on it.
Dirty Dancing 2: Sequel update from Jennifer Grey
Jennifer Grey, 62, addressed the Dirty Dancing sequel in a new talk with People magazine. Though nearly two years have passed, the "Baby" actress says it's still a go and she is personally involved with the script.
"We've been working on it for a couple of years," Grey said of the sequel. "And I know in my heart, I would love to give fans or a young, new audience an experience that would never replicate [the original], but has the same kind of underpinnings."
Jennifer Grey believes Dirty Dancing has a pivotal message, and that's why she's so determined to revisit it. "Today people think that their identity is limited, the world has told them what it is," she explained.
"But there are certain people who can see other parts of you," she added, noting that Dirty Dancing is a "formula" that uses to dance to escape "your limiting belief systems."
Fans of the 1987 classic are intrigued by the sequel, in which Jennifer Grey is expected to reprise her role as "Baby Houseman." But many are cautious about it going ahead after the death of "Johnny" actor Patrick Swayze.
In the same interview, Jennifer Grey also revealed the one thing she would tell Patrick Swayze if he were alive today. The legendary actor died in 2009.
We'll have more Dirty Dancing sequel news as it comes.