Jennifer Grey (aka Frances “Baby” Houseman) is opening up about the filming of Dirty Dancing — and revealed the iconic lift she shared with late costar Patrick Swayze was barely rehearsed!
“I only did it on the day I shot it,” the 55-year-old actress confessed in a new interview with The Guardian. “Never rehearsed it, never done it since. I don’t know how all these people who reenact it have the guts to throw themselves into the arms of anyone other than Patrick Swayze. It’s insane!”
Jennifer and Patrick in Dirty Dancing.
When asked if she would ever consider reenacting her dance scenes with Patrick — who sadly passed away at age 57 from pancreatic cancer in 2009 — from the beloved 1987 flick, Jennifer confidently replied, “It happened, enjoy it, watch [the movie] over and over again but never ask me to do it again because I’m too f—ing old. I have a family and I want to live longer.”
Click through the gallery below to see the cast of Dirty Dancing then and now!
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