WHAT!? One of cinema’s most iconic scenes was never rehearsed

Jennifer Grey is experiencing some serious eighties nostalgia, as are all Dirty Dancing fans, as she promotes her new series Red Oaks.

Set in the 1980s, her new series for Amazon's streaming service is quite reminiscent of the legendary film and that dance scene.

Jennifer Grey at the 2015 Tony Awards

Almost 30 years since the dramatic lift first grabbed viewers’ attention and went down in cinematic history, the 55-year old actress is reflecting on the dance scene.

"I only did it on the day I shot it,” the actress told The Guardian.

"Never rehearsed it, never done it since. I don't know how all these people who re-enact it have the guts to throw themselves into the arms of anyone other than Patrick Swayze. It's insane!"

Having the time of our live does not require months of gruelling rehearsals? Apparently not.

So, does that mean Jennifer would be tempted to recreate the moment again, seeing as it didn’t take much preparation the first time?

Nope, "it’s a non-starter," she added.

"It happened, enjoy it, watch it over and over again but never ask me to do it again because I’m too f*cking old … I have a family and I want to live longer."

Fair enough, Jennifer. Although that probably has something to do with a doctor telling her that her spine was “literally falling off.”

When Jennifer appeared on Dancing With The Stars, she risked “complete paralysis” from just one wrong turn said Dr  Robert Bray, a spinal specialist.

 We’ll just be over here watching the video and wondering how something looks this flawless when done on a whim.

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