Plus more details on the film's 30th anniversary edition, out Feb. 7
Baby isn’t such a baby anymore: she and Dirty Dancing are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, EW is bringing you an exclusive clip of the late Patrick Swayze praising Jennifer Grey, his iconic dance partner in the 1987 film.
This clip, which also includes behind-the-scenes footage of the Dirty Dancing duo, is from the last interview the Swayze did about the film before his death in 2009. In it, he calls Grey “brilliant” and says of her acting journey, “You got to watch Jennifer really turn into this fabulously sensual, alive woman.” He goes on to talk about how he and Grey had a lot in common with their characters, Johnny and Baby, and where the two were in their lives. “Jennifer and Patrick as people, we were in that place ourselves of, ‘Who are we?,'” he comments.
The full segment is included in the bonus features for Dirty Dancing‘s 30th Anniversary Edition. The limited edition collector’s box set, featuring Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD editions, is available Feb. 7. Fans who pick up the set will be treated to goodies both digital and tangible — it includes never-before-seen special features including more Swayze interviews, remembrances from celebrity fans, Kellerman’s resort swag including Baby’s room keychain and vintage postcards, step-by-step dance cards, a compact mirror, and the shooting script with writers’ notes.