‘Dirty Dancing’ star Jennifer Grey says she became ‘invisible’ after second nose job: ‘I was no longer me’ #Dirty #Dancing #star #Jennifer #Grey #invisible #nose #job #longer Welcome to TmZ Blog, here is the new story we have for you today:
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Jennifer Grey skyrocketed to fame after starring alongside Patrick Swayze in 1987’s “Dirty Dancing” – but after two nose jobs, she was shunned by Hollywood.
The actress revisited her rhinoplasty, which left her unrecognizable to some, in her upcoming memoir “Out of the Corner,” which hits bookshelves on May 3.
“I spent so much energy trying to figure out what I did wrong, why I was banished from the kingdom,” the actress told People magazine on Monday. “That’s a lie. I banished myself.”
Grey said it was her mother, actress Jo Wilder, who suggested she get a nose job from very early on. Her father is Oscar-winning actor Joel Grey, best known for “Cabaret.”
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“She loves me, loved me, always has, and she was pragmatic because she was saying, ‘Guess what? It’s too hard to cast you. Make it easier for them,’” said the 62-year-old. “And then I did and she was right. It wasn’t like, ‘You’re not pretty.’ It’s like, ‘Guess what? If you don’t want to be an actor, OK. But if you wanna be an actor…’”
Grey admitted that growing up, she “was completely anti-rhinoplasty.” However, the star noted how Hollywood’s beauty standards may have caused the matriarch to believe that the procedure would only boost her career.
“I loved that my parents did it [underwent rhinoplasty]. I understand, it was the ‘50s,” said Grey. “I understand they were assimilating. I understood that you had to change your name, and you had to do certain things, and it was just normalized, right? You can’t be gay. You can’t be Jewish. You know, you can’t look Jewish. You’re just trying to fit into whatever [it] is the group thinks.”