Dancing With the Stars won’t have Patrick Swayze on to ask Baby if she loves him or to dance dirty with her, like their popular 1987 Dirty Dancing flick, but Jennifer Grey plans to have the time of her life anyway on ‘DWTS’, despite her sorrow about Patrick’s passing (he died due to cancer last September), according to the Daily Mail.
Jennifer, looking exceptionally fit for a 50-year-old, doesn’t feel as self confident as she looks about her foray into the Dancing With the Stars lineup, though, saying “I’m scared silly.”
Derek Hough, a ‘DWTS’ champ twice over will be Jennifer’s new dirty dancing partner and if pics provided from the Daily Mail are any indication, Jennifer has found a new partner to help showcase her great dancing abilities as they fire up the audience watching. Look for some serious sparks to flame.
Dancing With the Stars can’t help but be a remake of Dirty Dancing with Jennifer participating this go ’round, and it will be interesting to see if the chemistry in the moves she made with Patrick over two decades ago will be just as hot as the ones she makes with Derek.
Boasting a husband and an 8-year-old of her own now that isn’t all that’s different about the young girl who played the role of Frances “Baby” Houseman years ago: Jennifer has had plastic surgery.
Desiring to conform her unique nose structure to that of less distinctive girls’ faces, she underwent the knife. But Jennifer’s surgery wasn’t without problems, prompting another surgical round later and leaving Jennifer Grey unrecognizable to many.
“I went into the operating room a celebrity–and came out anonymous. It was like being in a witness protection program or being invisible,” the star said.
Jennifer Grey’s face may not look like the young girl’s who eventually got Patrick’s attention while off the dance floor in their hit film, but one look at her legs in tights–and the way she holds her arms while dancing–and it ought to remind you that you have seen this girl in action before. The same lithe shape and ballerina-like grace didn’t disappear with age, obviously.
But the former Dirty Dancing star isn’t looking to get back into a dancing movie role, per se; Jennifer had other reasons for doing ‘DWTS’.
“I thought it would be a really great way to challenge myself and show by example to my 8-year old what it’s like to watch mommy walk through her fears,” Jennifer said. Grey doesn’t think she will be the favored dancer for the ‘DWTS’ show, however, but she says she signed up anyway because she thought it would be ‘really fun.’
Dancing With the Stars boasts some other attention-getting dancers to make the cut in the future as well, including Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the V.P. portion of the 2008 Republican Party presidential ticket. But Jennifer Grey is sure to be the one garnering the most attention, as we all wait to see if Dirty Dancing is brought back to life with a Patrick Swayze-looking partner.
Source: Baby’s back: Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey comes out of the corner, Daily Mail