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Jennifer Grey turned down Dirty Dancing remake

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Jennifer Grey turned down Dirty Dancing remake

Jennifer Grey turned down a role in ABC's remake of 'Dirty Dancing'.

The 56-year-old actress starred in the original movie alongside Patrick Swayze and although she was approached about taking part in the TV remake, she rejected the offer because it "didn't feel appropriate".

Jennifer told The Hollywood Reporter: "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. 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!"

Abigail Breslin, 20, takes over the role of Baby in the three-hour TV movie and Jennifer is excited to see how the new version turns out.

She said: "I am always interested in any iteration of something where they feel there's more to be gotten and I would love to see what it is that they come up with.

"I think they've got wonderful actors in it. I'm going to be watching it and I'm excited. My only advice is to own it for yourself because we all just do our interpretation and I'm only flattered and excited for people who are excited enough to put their stamp on it and see what they make of it and how they make it their own."

Jennifer also praised her late co-star Patrick, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 57.

She said: "He was really strong and he was very protective and his heart was very much in it. He was a great dancer and he was fearless. His fearlessness with my fearfulness - like his lack of Jewishness and my super Jewishness - together was like a marriage where you have two opposites. He'd do anything and I'd be scared to do anything."