Jennifer Grey Speaks Candidly About Her Hollywood Career, Heartbreaks, and a “Dirty Dancing” Sequel
Jennifer Grey is a name that will always be synonymous with “Dirty Dancing.” The iconic 1987 film is a cult classic that has been beloved by generations. But while Grey’s career was soaring at the time, her personal life was in turmoil. In a recent interview, the actress opened up about her struggles with fame, heartbreak, and why she’s hesitant about a “Dirty Dancing” sequel.
Grey’s career began in the 1980s, with roles in films like “Red Dawn” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” But it wasn’t until “Dirty Dancing” that she became a household name. The film, which also starred Patrick Swayze, was a massive success, grossing over $214 million worldwide.
However, Grey’s newfound fame had a downside. In the interview, she revealed that she struggled with the attention and scrutiny that came with being a Hollywood star. “It was just a lot to handle,” she said. “I was very young and very naive, and I didn’t have the tools to deal with it.”
The actress also opened up about her personal life, particularly her relationship with Swayze. The two had a close bond on set, but their relationship was strained off-screen. “We had a love-hate relationship,” she said. “We fought a lot, but we also loved each other.”
Swayze passed away in 2009, and Grey revealed that his death hit her hard. “It was a huge loss,” she said. “He was such an important part of my life, and I still miss him every day.”
As for a potential “Dirty Dancing” sequel, Grey is hesitant. “It’s hard to imagine doing it without Patrick,” she said. “He was such a huge part of the film and its success.”
But despite the challenges, Grey is still working in Hollywood. She recently appeared in the Amazon series “Red Oaks” and is set to star in the upcoming film “Bittersweet Symphony.”
Grey’s candid interview shows that even Hollywood stars struggle with the same issues as everyone else. But despite the ups and downs, she has continued to persevere and maintain a successful career. Fans of “Dirty Dancing” may never get a sequel, but Grey’s legacy in Hollywood will always remain strong.