Ready to feel old? The '80s classic "Dirty Dancing" celebrates its 25th anniversary Tuesday and star Jennifer Grey has been dancing her way across the country to help fans celebrate.
Grey partnered with Skinny Cow Ice Cream & Candy to host a series of "Dirty Dancing" screenings. During the tour’s stop in Atlanta, she visited CNN to talk about the movie and her late co-star Patrick Swayze.
“I always thought of Patrick as being so vulnerable,” she said. “Everything he did he did so fully, but I could always see in him, this beautiful, beautiful vulnerability and I think that's one of the many things that make him someone that we all miss.”
CNN's iReporters also had plenty of questions for Grey, whose career spans more than 25 years and includes roles in "Red Dawn" and "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off."
Katie Gardner asked if Grey was still planning to pen her autobiography.
“I decided to wait till I was a little bit older,” Grey said. “I'm not interested in writing a book that would make other people uncomfortable and I don't know how you write a book like that, so I just decided to think more about how it would make other people feel about reading the book and it kind of made me lose interest.”
Thanks to Katie and all of our iReporters for submitting such great questions. For more interviews, and to find out who we’re talking to next, visit our CNN iReport Interview page.
i LOOOOOVEEEEEE Dirty Dancing. I got inspired to write about why! http://agurlwithcurls.blogspot.com/2012/08/dirty-dancing-turns-25.html
I LOOOOOOOVEEEEEEE Dirty Dancing! I got inspired to write about why http://agurlwithcurls.blogspot.com/2012/08/dirty-dancing-turns-25.html
Yes, the movie has stood the test of time, in that it still sucks goat scrotum 25 years later.
the comments are awful. some people need to regroup.
lord almighty how deperate can someone be.
stop computing its over we all know, now shut up and get ready for something to do today.
stop computing its over we all know, now shut and get ready for something to do today.
JP, shut your pie hole. Ridiculous stories breed ridiculous comments. On the topic of this dreck, I did enjoy had Jennifer 'reconsidered' writing her autobiography after..blah dee blah. I think the reality was that nobody was going to by that self serving cr@p and she didn't want to have to see it on the shelf at the Dollar Tree while panhandling!
YOU need to shut up............. trailer trash LOSER
wonder if patrick had "big" hands
Big means she has a big... Or is that feet?
dirty dancing is an all time fave of mine. RIP Patrick. Patrick And Jennifer made that movie ! People of all races have big noses not everyone is perfect. Jealousy is all i read noz
What a bunch of foolishness. Some people can never hold to the subject.
WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE YOU PEOPLE SPEAK OF? I GO ON MY BOAT NOW TO MY BELOVED MEXICO. I HAVE NOT LEFT YET MIS AMIGOS.
I would just like to know what the movie Hunger Games has to do with the movie Dirty Dancing???
I'm surprised that she hasn't done any reality tv crap.
I never understood how people enjoyed this movie. Wasn't she like 16 & him about 30? If a mother can call that a love story I pity their children.
She has to be one of the most envied women ever. 52 years old and still has the body of a woman half her age.
I think the funniest part Pat ever played was on saturday night live when he played the Gay Guy on the horse. I laugh anytime i think about it.....lol.see
Keep the cards and letters comming.
Rob reiner will beat depression.
Awww. She's just a lovely woman, always was. Loved her 'look' in the 80's with the curly hair. Even her old nose was great. Please don't stop dancing, Jennifer! Your spirit soars in movement, and in doing so you honor Patrick, his widow, all the fans, and yourself! You are a tribute to your wonderful father too.
I liked her old nose. It was ok.
Obama is a terrible President and we must vote the guy out of office.
@fat and Lazy – I guess your name says it all, because you couldn't even be bothered to read the article. I hope the marketing company paying you by the post withholds payment for this one!
This coming from someone who voted for Bush twice!
We all reallly miss Patrick.
Your face looks weird....it looks like it is all chopped up
Congratulations, dirty dancing is still my favorite movie today. Keep showing the movie on tv and cable.
Patrick was a one-of-a-kind performer and icon. His story is a surreal reminder that longevity is never a promise and that we must all attempt to live each day as pruductive and happy as we can....while honoring love and forgiveness. What a great man. Instead of the temptation to bow your head in grief upon the passing of someone with such character and suave, it's important for our own well-being and productivity to grow from what they leave behind and the thrills they gave us – "to not only never giving up your dreams......but to dream Big and persevere through obstacles, odds and challenges to get to where you want to be." Acting was so fun, especially in the lifetime that was given to me, to be there for all of you.
Jennufer Grey always had nice squeezable thingies.
I am an African American lady and can't dance to well. Everyone just laughs at me when I try. I still like this move thought. Katniss is awesome.
my father never danced, my uncles slow dance..Pops is 78yrs and he has another agenda when they go out, sneaks to the bar ordering martini's, sneaks outside with the boys for a cigar..he has a completely different agenda when they go out. LOL
we spend 1/2 the night looking for him..his nephews cover for him of course and say they can't find him.....we say...where's daddy, where's uncle, where's my father..then my mother says.where's my husband, did you see daddy? where is your brother? ..the light bulb goes off and she says i'm gonna kill him-there he is puffing his cigar. my parents really know how to have fun when they go out don't they? lololol
if its the right guy, i could slow dance to dude looks like a lady..ha!
if its right i can slow dance to a motley crue song...i would not hear a thing..True That!
Grow up, people.
Patrick is very missed. he was so young. Dirty Dancing will live on!
If Bristol Palin had been in that movie they would have had to name it " Dirty Cow ".
My favorite would be "Alaskan Moose Stomp"
Lmao..what the heck are you guys smoking? That's funny thou.
Ghost was my favorite movie.
He was another one of my favorite actors. R.I.P. Patrick.
I liked the hungry games movie better. Watched it yesterday. It is lots better than people let on. Honestly, it's the best movie I've seen in a while.
Me too. The Hunger Games was incredible. The best made movie I have seen in forever. It wasn't silly. No overboard special effects. Not boring. It was an all around Great Movie.
I want to check out The Hunger Games. I hope it's as good as you say. They don't make movies like they used to.
One of my favorite movies ever...I used to watch Dirty Dancing over and over, which drove my mom crazy! lol
Patrick S. was the entire movie otherwise the storyline was dumb
strong statement Laquanda and one that will affect many forever...
Thanks. :). I bet she can smell dirty socks miles and miles away. (she got plastic surgery though. You can't even tell it is her. I think she should have kept the giant trademark honker. It made her cute)
Hilarious jealousy from some of these ersatz females. Keep padding it,"sister."
Is she the girl with the giant whopper pelican noze? Some white girls sure got huge noses. I bet they can smell stuff from miles away. Maybe kafeltafish.
whats a "noze"???
A noze is what you call a nose if it is stopped up or you have the flu. It's a scientific term I think. Ask someone who has the bad cold what is wrong and they say "my noze iz stopped up".
Says the person with the n**gr name....
I bet you have a huge nose and lis that could be used as someone's spare tire or an inner tube for the beach lol.
I meant lips....u g l y u ain't got no alibi
And your lips could taste watermellon a mile away too!!!
Just to emphasize that being put into a specific ethnic background and have the bodily characteristics made fun of really stinks. Be nice if everybody could just compliment on acting ability and not looks.
I agree about us not stereotypeing people. Especially ladies with nice thingies. Everytime I watch that movie I always think why doesn't Patrick S just grab ahold of those sweater puppies and give them a squeeze. Just a little squeeze even. I mean, gosh.
Seriously people? Why are you feeding this obvious, racist troll? His comment is bad enough without all of your racist replies. Where is the damned monitor?
"It's a scientific term I think. Ask someone who has the bad cold what is wrong and they say "my noze iz stopped up".
That is not a scientific term. It is something a dumb knee grow would say.
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