ABC is really getting into this whole ‘Dirty Dancing’ thing! The night before the remake, stars Nicole Scherzinger and Colt Prattes, who play Penny and Johnny in the new TV movie, performed on the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ finale!
Yes, we love you. Colt Prattes, 31, and Dancing with the Stars vet Nicole Scherzinger, 38, absolutely killed it in the ballroom on the DWTS finale, performing a dance to the new rendition of the classic song “Do You Love Me?” by The Contours. Yes that track was actually them singing, with their co-star J. Quinton Johnson. Of course their amazing dance on the finale was just a taste of what to expect from the Dirty Dancing remake, but it was nice to see Nicole back on the show that she won in 2010!
HollywoodLife.com caught up with Colt at the PaleyLive LA premiere of the movie. The dancer and actor admitted that he was nervous about stepping into Johnny’s shoes. “Nobody stacks up against [Patrick] Swayze,” he told us. “Like I have a total bromance, I am all about him. I was a huge fan of [Dirty Dancing] growing up. I just hope people dig it. I hope people just have that feeling in their heart where it’s just your heart is so full you’re smiling from the inside out. That’s all I care about.” He also went on about working with Abigail Breslin as Baby.
“As soon as I met her I was like ‘This is gonna be awesome,’ because she is Baby,” he said. “She is incredibly smart. She is actually a feminist. She supports women’s rights and speaks out on it all the time. She is way, way older mentally than she actually is. It was everything, and I immediately just fell in love with her honesty and who she is.”
The thee-hour TV musical event airs on Wednesday, May 24 at 8PM ET on ABC. Did you love their dance on the Dancing with the Stars finale? Let us know!