Abigail Breslin Says Shooting 'Dirty Dancing' 'Time of My Life' Finale Scene With Colt Prattes Was 'Terrifying'
While the classic final dance number of ABC’s Dirty Dancing remake might look impressively graceful, Abigail Breslin says she was “terrified!”
Luckily, the actress had co-star Colt Prattes to help calm her nerves as he lifted her up into the air along to “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” from the 1987 movie.
“There was this weight of everyone loving it so much,” Abigail told TV Insider. “Just being graceful is a big enough feat for me, but being graceful while in the air? It was terrifying.”
“Yet we pulled it off – partially due to Colt’s talent, but also due to the fact that he knew I would murder him if he dropped me,” she joked.
Dirty Dancing centers on Frances “Baby” Houseman (Abigail), who, while vacationing with her family in the Catskills Mountains, falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor Johnny Castle (Colt).
Don’t miss Dirty Dancing when it premieres on May 24!