Jennifer Grey can't thief but get affectional erstwhile reasoning astir her past roles.
Grey said she still tears up while rewatching nan '80s classic, "Dirty Dancing," successful which she starred alongside Patrick Swayze.
"It gets maine each time," Grey said successful a caller question and reply pinch People. "It feels for illustration I'm surviving it erstwhile I'm watching it. And past I'm realizing that Patrick [Swayze] is gone."
Grey starred arsenic Francis "Baby" Houseman, an upper-class impermanent astatine a edifice successful nan Catskills who falls successful emotion pinch creation coach Johnny Castle, played by Swayze.
Jennifer Grey revealed that she cries each clip she watches "Dirty Dancing," saying it takes her backmost to erstwhile they were filming. (Getty Images / File)
‘DIRTY DANCING’ STAR JENNIFER GREY SAYS SHE WAS ‘TERRIFIED’ TO DO LEAP SCENE WITH PATRICK SWAYZE
Unfortunately, Swayze was diagnosed pinch pancreatic crab successful 2007 and passed distant successful 2009 astatine nan property of 57.
In April 2022, Grey said to People astir nan hostility betwixt her and Swayze on-set owed to nan truth that they "weren't a earthy match" but were "forced to beryllium together."
"I really conscionable had a thought astir Patrick," she said astatine nan time. "I consciousness for illustration if I could opportunity thing to him now, I would say, 'I'm truthful sorry that I couldn't conscionable admit and luxuriate successful who you were, alternatively of maine wishing you were much for illustration what I wanted you to be.'"
Patrick Swayze pinch his wife, Lisa Niemi, successful 2005. (Denise Truscello / WireImage / File)
One of nan astir celebrated moments from nan movie takes spot during nan last performance, erstwhile Grey and Swayze propulsion disconnected what has now go known arsenic "the ‘Dirty Dancing’ lift," thing Grey would later admit "terrified" her.
Despite her fear, Grey said Swayze did a awesome occupation of keeping her calm and making her consciousness safe. In 2017, she told Closer Weekly that their narration "was for illustration a matrimony wherever you person 2 opposites." She explained that he wasn't acrophobic of thing and that she was acrophobic of everything, but "he was really beardown and very protective of [her]."
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey practicing their lifts successful nan h2o arsenic portion of nan 1987 movie "Dirty Dancing." (Getty Images / File)
Grey has besides antecedently revealed that nan assistance was ne'er rehearsed, and she still can't judge she really did it.
"I only did it connected nan time I changeable it," she told The Guardian successful 2015. "Never rehearsed it, ne'er done it since. I don’t cognize really each these group who reenact it person nan courage to propulsion themselves into nan arms of anyone different than Patrick Swayze. It’s insane."
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In a January 2023 question and reply connected "Good Morning America," Grey said astir nan imaginable for a "Dirty Dancing" sequel.
Grey confirmed nan movie is happening but that her engagement has yet to beryllium decided: "It's thing I garbage to do unless it's perfect, truthful I'm doing my very champion to make judge we grant it," she said.
Grey precocious said nan only measurement she would beryllium progressive successful a "Dirty Dancing" sequel is if it honored Patrick Swayze nan correct way. (Jim Smeal / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images / File)
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"We're not giving up immoderate dates astatine nan infinitesimal because … really, what I'm doing, my full occupation pinch this, is to get it right, get it really correct successful Patrick's honor, successful grant of each of nan fans' narration pinch nan movie. If you're going to do that movie again, it has to beryllium right," Grey said.
Lori Bashian is an intermezo accumulation adjunct for Fox News Digital.