Although almost 35 years have passed since the release of the movie “Dirty Dancing”, the love story of Baby and Johnny continues to keep millions of people glued to the screen all over the world.
But for Jennifer Grey, the protagonist actress, this role would mark the beginning and end of her career, and for this, she “blames” the rhinoplasty that completely changed her appearance.
Gray is preparing to release her memoir, titled Out of the Corner, in May, but some details of the book have already been revealed. One of the main things the actress focuses on is the nose job, which she says ruined her career.
“All of a sudden I lost my identity and my career. The producers didn’t give me any chance. What was supposed to be a promising career ended in a few years,” she said.
Jennifer remembers that she herself was against rhinoplasty, but it was her mother who convinced her to do it because a more beautiful nose would help her even more in her career, but in fact, the opposite happened.
“For a long time, I wondered why I had a hard time getting any roles. I spent so much energy trying to figure out what I did wrong, but it was my fault. I was the one who ruined my future. “-she concludes.
Jennifer Grey, the “Dirty Dancing” actress, published her memoir titled “Out of the Corner” in May.
But, some details of the book have already been learned.
One of the main things the actress focuses on is her nose job, which practically changed her life, but not necessarily for the better.
Jennifer remembers that after the film that made her famous, “Dirty Dancing”, she was told that her nose was a problem for an actress.
“My so-called problem wasn’t really a problem for me, but since it seemed to be a problem for other people, it became my problem.”
In fact, she herself was against rhinoplasty and for a while, did not give in to such requests, until one arrived from her own mother, who insisted that it would help her career even more.
But in fact, quite the opposite happened.
Gray underwent two surgeries to improve her nose. The second operation was intended to correct an irregularity caused by the first, but she said it left her nose ‘truncated’.
The actress recalls how she ran into Michael Douglas at a premiere after her second surgery, and he didn’t recognize her.
“That was the first time I went out in public. And I was completely invisible, from one day to the next. In the eyes of the world, I was no longer me.”
Since then, the offers for films also dropped, and people no longer recognized her.