Abigail Breslin of Little Miss Sunshine fame is busting out as Baby, and I'm equal parts nervous and excited for her. Jennifer Grey has pretty insane dancing shoes to fill and the pressure would probably crumble a lesser human.
CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT WHO IS GOING TO BE PATRICK SWAYZE? A newcomer named Colt Prattes is stepping up and sporting the black fitted T, and I have questions but am also optimistic.
AND OH YEAH, DEBRA MESSING IS IN THE HOUSE!
Take a look at some of the other main characters below and get pumped for the three-hour premiere Wednesday night on ABC.
Abigail Breslin as Baby Houseman
Sarah Hyland as Lisa Houseman
Debra Messing as Marjorie Houseman
Colt Prattes as Johnny Castle
Katey Sagal as Vivian Pressman
Nicole Scherzinger as Penny Rivera
Bruce Greenwood as Dr. Jake Houseman
In a press video for E! News, Abigail explains how the remake stacks up to the original, saying,
For the most part, it really does stay true to the original and all of the things I think people loved about the first one.
Across the board, everyone in the remake agrees. No one is trying to reinvent the Dirty Dancing wheel, just looking to enhance it.
Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler said on the responsibility,
It's with very gentle hands you take a product like Dirty Dancing that people love so much... so it's this very delicate balancing act of wanting to put your own personal stamp on it and fresh take on it, but also giving people the things that they love so much.
Listen, no one puts Baby in the corner, but you will find me in the corner of my couch buckled up and ready to go. Catch the full cast here.