Nicole Scherzinger, who voiced Sina in Disney’s “Moana,” almost didn’t take a role in ABC’s “Dirty Dancing” reboot because the abortion storyline contradicts her pro-life beliefs.
“So I got the role and I almost didn’t take it because I didn’t want to promote abortion, because my character has an abortion,” Scherzinger told the Daily Mail.
In the 1987 classic, her character Penny becomes pregnant and has an illegal abortion. After the abortionist botches the procedure, Penny becomes gravely ill and the main character’s dad, who is also a physician, saves her life.
“My mum got pregnant with me when she was 17 and had me when she was 18. She chose,” she said. “Her parents were never going to let her have an abortion. So I came out. So I just want to, you know, encourage everybody to keep your babies.”
Scherzinger ultimately decided to take the role after her grandfather prayed about it.
“We decided that maybe I could be a voice, that I could shed some light on the subject without being preachy,” she said.
h/t Live Action News