Lea Michele in 'Dirty Dancing' Means Keeping Her Talents in the Corner


Lea Michele
Lea Michele is no BABY!
While tons of Dirty Dancing fans are falling all over themselves to shut down the pure gall of even considering a movie remake of the famous love story, casting rumors are already beginning to fly. Some of the actors being discussed to play Johnny are Justin Timberlake, Zac Efron, Ryan Gosling, and DWTS's Derek Hough, while some of the actress names being tossed around to play Baby are Emma Stone, Miley Cyrus, and yes, a Glee favorite -- starlet Lea Michele.

Let me first say, all those casting ideas -- besides Ryan Gosling basically because I'd pay money to watch him warm soup on the stove -- are completely crappy, completely wrong wrong wrong casting ideas. Have people with ideas like these actually seen Dirty Dancing?!!! And especially the choice of our beloved Lea Michele! She is so far from being Baby, it's not even funny.

Obviously, my objection has nothing to do with talent, as Lea Michele is one talented woman. She can sing with the beauty of a golden sunrise and even do a little dancing too. Of course, this off-base casting choice is more about character or essence or energy or something a little more out there than pure talent and performance abilities. And let's just say there is NO WAY Lea Michele could keep her big talents in the corner as quiet and demure Baby.

While Lea Michele has that unconventional Baby-esque beauty, she is nothing if not a bold, stage-stealing, Broadway stunner. Her voice and her presence are HUGE, which is so not Baby. Even when she's acting shy and nervous on Glee, she commands the camera. Look at me! It's not a bad thing. It's just her thing.

In fact, if we MUST do a Dirty Dancing remake and we MUST have a Gleek in the role of Baby, then I think Dianna Agron would be a much much better pick.

Do you think Lea Michele could play Baby in the new Dirty Dancing? If not, then who?


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Melis... Melissa042807

Of that list for Johnny, the only name that does not make me want to scream and pull my hair out in anger is Ryan Gosling. He's the only one who could even come close to doing the character justice. Not that the character should be re-done. But if Hollywood is going to persist in moving ahead with this travesty, they should at least do it right.

And furthermore: I will carve my eyeballs out with a rusty spoon if Miley Cyrus goes anywhere near this movie. I beg you, Hollywood execs, do not torture us further. Emma Stone, maybe. But you're right about Lea Michele. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. Too big. Too much. And she annoys the crap out of me for reasons I cannot pinpoint. Dianna would be a better fit from a personality standpoint, but she's too...too "pretty".

But the whole thing is just so WRONG on so many levels.

cocob... cocobeannns

I agree with the writer and the above poster. Gosling is the only one of that whole bunch who could possibly pull either roles off.

momto... momtothemax2910

I still can't fathom how remaking this film is anywhere in the neighborhood of a good idea.

kisse... kisses5050

WHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYY WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYY WHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY????????? WHHHHHHHOOOOOOO? holds residuals on that film that needs money this badly?   Can we take up a collection for them not to remake it?

nonmember avatar Shelly

Well, I hate the original movie. I think it's awful and pointless. However, if Ryan Gosling were in it...I'd be there. Several times.

nonmember avatar reagan

They really need people that can DANCE... Melanie Moore from SYTYCD would be PERFECT for Baby. What about Blake McGrath for Johnny? Don't know him? Look him up!

nonmember avatar Jane

Lea would be better than Dianna in anything. First, Baby needs to look Jewish. Second Baby is not demure, she was outspoken. Innocent yes, like Rachel Berry is innocent. Dianna can't even act anything except but bitchy and has no comedic timing at all.

Katt709 Katt709

This is horrible. The remake will be a travesty. I won't be watching if it actually gets done. Poor Patrick Swayze is turning over in his grave just at the mention that Justin Timberlake would take his role. It's just horrible! 

Frank McBee

First: it doesn't need to  be remade.  Second: Lea could do it. I never saw Baby as quiet and demure at all.  One thing Lea can do is play vulnerable which fits baby more than demure.

Addys... Addys_Mom

I hate lea michele. she drives me crazy. and i didn't really care for the original so i couldn't care less if they remake it, they will both suck. but i love emma stone in everything she has done.

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