Sarah Hyland has been selected as one of the supporting cast members of the TV reboot of the 1987 romantic drama film, Dirty Dancing. She is due to play the role of Lisa Houseman, Baby’s pretty and extroverted older sister who longs for her father to give her the same attention he gives Baby.
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The three-hour remake by ABC has already cast most of its main characters, including Abigail Breslin who will play the lead role, Baby; Debra Messing as Baby and Lisa’s mom, Marjorie Houseman; and Colt Prattes as the charismatic dance instructor, Johnny – the role famously played by the late Patrick Swayze. That leaves the part of Dr. Houseman as one of the few remaining ones that have yet to be cast.
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This is not Hyland’s first stint playing an older sister as she plays one in the hit ABC comedy, Modern Family. The 25-year-old actress plays Haley Dunphy, the independent and quite ditzy eldest child of Phil and Claire Dunphy, and also sister to Alex and Luke. Like Lisa Houseman who is more concerned about her shoe collection than world hunger, Haley Dunphy is also rather superficial with her constant worrying over whether she is popular enough at school.
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Like the original 1987 film, the Dirty Dancing remake is set in the 1960s and focuses on the story of a young woman named Baby, who goes on vacation with the rest of her affluent family in the Catskills and falls in love with the resort’s working-class dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Aside from Sarah Hyland, actress and singer Nicole Scherzinger has also been set to star in the reboot.
Over the weekend, Sarah Hyland was seen attending Elton John’s annual Oscars viewing party with her boyfriend, Dominic Sherwood. She looked stunning in a sparkly silver gown with a plunging neckline, which she accessorized with equally sparkly jewels.
Sarah Hyland displays extreme cleavage in a plunging silver dress as she joins dashing beau Dominic Sherwood at … https://t.co/fADlBtMrBY
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