Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Actresses Hyland, Messing record at Sound Temple Studios in south Asheville


Actress Sarah Hyland, who stars in the hit ABC sitcom Modern Family, has been recording music at Sound Temple Studios in south Asheville for the Dirty Dancing remake that’s being filmed this spring in Western North Carolina. Actress Debra Messing, another Dirty Dancing star, has also been recording there. Studio owner Robert George posted the following, with associated photos, on Facebook:

Sarah Hyland who plays Haley Dunphy in Modern Family recording vocals at Sound Temple Studios this past week for the new Dirty Dancing Movie. This lady can sing!

Debra Messing (star of Will and Grace) recording vocals today at Sound Temple Studios in Asheville for the new Dirty Dancing movie. She loved the studio, gave me a great hug and big thank you.

In Dirty Dancing, Hyland will play the character Baby’s sister, Lisa. Other Dirty Dancing stars include:

Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, will play Penny

Billy Dee Williams as Tito the resort bandleader

Abigail Breslin, of Little Miss Sunshine fame (she was nominated for an Oscar) as Baby

Debra Messing, best known for her turn on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, as Baby’s mother

Colt Prattes as Johnny

The Dirty Dancing remake by Lionsgate will air as a three-hour special on ABC. It’s being shot around Western North Carolina, including the High Hampton Inn in Cashiers.