Jennifer Grey Says Patrick Swayze Gave Teary Apology

Jennifer Grey Says Patrick Swayze Gave Teary Apology

  • Jennifer Gray mentioned Patrick Swayze had “tears in his eyes” when he apologized to her on the “Dirty Dancing” display take a look at.
  • The costars had a demanding dating after filming 1984’s “Red Dawn.” 
  • “I was just like, ‘Please, this guy, enough with him,'” she mentioned.

“Dirty Dancing” superstar Jennifer Gray not too long ago shared extra information about her dating with costar Patrick Swayze whilst on “The View” Tuesday selling her new memoir “Out of the Corner,” describing a second the place Swayze had “tears in his eyes” apologizing to her. 

Regardless that there’s palpable warmth between them on display as pupil Frances “Baby” Houseman (Gray) and dance teacher Johnny Fort (Swayze) within the vintage romance, Gray has admitted that they did not at all times get alongside on account of an previous revel in running in combination at the 1984 motion movie “Red Dawn.” 

Gray informed the hosts on “The View” that Swayze would play “pranks” on her on set that she did not like. She additionally mentioned he was once on occasion “late” to set in New Mexico the place “Red Dawn” shot. 

The “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” superstar mentioned Swayze acted like “the boss of everybody” running at the movie.

“It was just like macho and I just couldn’t take it,” Gray mentioned. “I was just like, ‘Please, this guy, enough with him.'” 

So, Gray admitted to being very hesitant when the ones concerned with “Dirty Dancing” recommended Swayze for the function of Johnny on account of Swayze’s dance background. 

However she admitted on “The View” that all through the display take a look at for the movie, Swayze satisfied Gray to switch her thoughts about him. 

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in a scene from the film 'Dirty Dancing', 1987.

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray in a scene from “Dirty Dancing.”

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“He pulled me down the hall and said to me, ‘I love you, I love you and I’m so sorry. I know you don’t want me to do the movie,'” Gray mentioned, impersonating Swayze’s accessory and mumbling. 

“And he got the tears in his eyes. And I got the tears in my eyes, not for the same reason,” she persevered. “And he goes, ‘we could kill it, we could kill it if we did this.'”

She mentioned she wasn’t fairly satisfied, pondering he could also be running her over however then, “we go in there and he takes me in his arms and I’m like, ‘Oh boy.'” 

She admitted that from that time on there was once “no competition” between Swayze and some other actor who was once up for the a part of Johnny.

“He was like the easy chair I’d been dreaming of,” Gray informed “The View” hosts. 

Jennifer Grey

Jennifer Gray.

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However the actor, who not too long ago showed she’d reprise her function as Child within the “Dirty Dancing” sequel, informed Folks in April that she and Swayze “weren’t a natural match” whilst filming the dance film, both.

“And our being forced to be together created a kind of a synergy, or like a friction,” she informed the mag, about her chemistry with Swayze, who died in 2009. 

Their dating manner possibly nonetheless rocky after “Dirty Dancing” as a result of Gray informed Folks, “I feel like if I could say anything to him now I would say, ‘I’m so sorry that I couldn’t just appreciate and luxuriate in who you were, instead of me wishing you were more like what I wanted you to be.'”

In her memoir, Gray additionally is going into element about her failed engagements to Matthew Broderick and Johnny Depp.

“Out of the Corner” is to be had now.

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