Swayze's frustration with Grey
The pair played star-crossed lovers in the hit 1987 romantic movie, but Swayze admitted Grey could sometimes be difficult to work with.
In his forthcoming autobiography, The Time Of My Life, he wrote, "We did have a few moments of friction when we were tired or after a long day of shooting. (Grey) seemed particularly emotional, sometimes bursting into tears if someone criticized her. Other times, she slipped into silly moods, forcing us to do scenes over and over again when she'd start laughing.
"I was on overdrive for the whole shoot - staying up all night to do rewrites, squeezing in dance rehearsals, shooting various scenes - and was exhausted a lot of the time. I didn't have a whole lot of patience for doing multiple retakes."
And Swayze reveals that on the day of shooting their iconic dance practice in a lake, he had had enough - because the chilly temperatures in the water almost crippled him.
He added, "It was horrifyingly, hypothermically cold in that lake, and we filmed that scene over and over. And despite the fact that Jennifer was very light, when you're lifting someone in water, even the skinniest little girl can feel like 500 pounds."
But the actor forgave his co-star for her on-set antics, insisting she did a "truly phenomenal job" and that "in many ways, she made the movie."
The book is set to be released in the U.S. next week (begs28Sep09), as well an audio version Swayze recorded before his death from pancreatic cancer earlier this month (Sep09).
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