Jennifer Grey Sets the Record Straight: The Real Relationship with Patrick Swayze Revealed

For years, fans have wondered about the true connection between Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze during the making of the iconic film, Dirty Dancing. And now, in her memoir “Out of the Corner,” Grey finally opens up and shares the truth. Let’s dive deeper into what she reveals.

Jennifer Grey’s Initial Dislike for Patrick Swayze’s Pranks

Before Dirty Dancing, Grey and Swayze worked together on the film Red Dawn. During this time, Grey wasn’t a fan of Swayze’s playful pranks. In an interview on The View, Grey admitted, “Patrick was always playing pranks on me and everybody. It was just macho, and I just couldn’t handle it. I was like, ‘Enough with this guy.’”

But everything changed when Grey discovered that Swayze would be her co-star in Dirty Dancing. Despite her initial reluctance, Swayze sincerely apologized to her during their first screen test and told her he loved her. Grey realized his apology was genuine and her heart softened. She agreed to do the film with him, and their incredible chemistry on set made her feel like she had found her perfect match. Grey describes it as finding the “easy chair” she had been dreaming of her whole life.

Jennifer Grey Reflects on Her ‘Tension’ with Patrick Swayze

In her autobiography, Grey opens up about the complicated relationship she and Swayze had during the making of Dirty Dancing. She explains that they were not a natural match, which led to tension between them. However, they had no choice but to work together and find common ground for the sake of the film.

Reflecting on their dynamic, Grey expresses regret for not fully appreciating who Swayze was at the time. She writes, “I’m sorry that I couldn’t just appreciate and enjoy who you were, rather than wishing you were what I wanted you to be.”

Despite their differences, Grey acknowledges Swayze’s support and talent, especially during the challenging dance scenes. She describes him as strong, protective, and incredibly dedicated to his craft. And of course, she couldn’t help but mention how good he smelled and how nice his skin was.

Looking Ahead: A Sequel to ‘Dirty Dancing’

Exciting news for Dirty Dancing fans! In 2020, Lionsgate confirmed that a sequel to the beloved film is in the works. Jennifer Grey will be reprising her role as Baby, and Jonathan Levine will be directing the project. Levine expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “Dirty Dancing has always been one of my favorite films, and directing the sequel is beyond my wildest dreams.”

The filmmakers plan to honor the magic of the original while exploring new storylines and introducing ’90s hip-hop music. They are also in discussions with Swayze’s estate to find a way to pay tribute to his presence in the sequel.

However, Grey wants to make it clear that they are not trying to replace Swayze. She states, “There is no replacing anyone who has passed away. You never try to recreate something magical like that. Instead, we aim to create something new and different.”

With Grey’s involvement and the promise to approach the sequel with love and respect, fans can look forward to a nostalgic yet fresh take on the Dirty Dancing universe. It’s a chance to revisit our favorite characters and experience the magic once again.