In the eyes of the general public, she will forever remain the shy young girl who will eventually blossom in the arms of Johnny Castle (editor’s note: interpreted by Patrick Swayze) in the cult film dirty dancing. Yet today, Jennifer Grey, 62, struggles to recognize herself.
And for good reason, at the height of her glory, the young woman will, on the advice of her mother, have recourse to cosmetic surgery. The latter was indeed convinced that her atypical nose would prevent her from obtaining certain roles.
Dirty Dancing: Jennifer Gray unrecognizable after cosmetic surgery
“ She said, ‘You know what? It’s hard to find roles for you. Make it easier for them “remembered Jennifer Gray in the columns of People.
And to clarify: When I was a child, I was completely against rhinoplasty. My parents did, but it was the 1950s (…) You couldn’t be gay. You couldn’t be Jewish. You couldn’t look like a Jew “.
“I was no longer myself”
The actress will undergo two operations, the second aiming to correct the imperfections of the first. However, this “new nose” will transform her face… to the point of making her unrecognizable.
“ I became invisible overnight. In the eyes of people, I was no longer myself. The weirdest thing is that I had resisted all my life, and I was so pissed at my mother for advising me to have this operation. “, she breathes.
“ I spent so much energy wondering what I did wrong, why I was banished from the kingdom “, continued the actress who claims to have been heartbroken when Michael Douglas did not recognize her on a red carpet.
And to conclude, incredulous: But in fact it was a lie. I shot myself in the foot all by myself “.