Nicole Scherzinger considered turning down a "seven figure sum" to play Penny in Dirty Dancing. In the original movie, the character almost dies after becoming pregnant and having an illegal abortion.
“My Papa’s a bishop and my family’s really hard core against abortion. I almost didn’t take it because I didn’t want to promote abortion.”
“Hopefully they can learn from her ways and I can be a positive influence. My mum got pregnant with me when she was 17 and had me when she was 18. She chose.
“Her parents were never going to let her have an abortion. So I came out. So I just want to encourage everybody to keep your babies.”
Apparently, her grandfather prayed and decided she was meant to take the role, so she decided to go ahead with it (LOL).