Jennifer Gray rose to roles in the coming-of-age roles of the ’80s. He co-starred in the classics dirty dance (1987) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986). As a result, she remains a household name among movie enthusiasts of the 80s. He recently revealed that a scene of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off It was entertaining to film with Charlie Sheen.
Actor starred as Genius, the younger sister of Ferris Bueller
appeared in gray Ferris Bueller’s Day Off As Jenny, Ferris’s goodie-to-shoes little sister. He is the antithesis of everything Ferris (Matthew Broderick) represents. In other words, Ferris breaks the rule. Like a true “Karen”, Jenny tries to force her to keep them.
in a new interview with Yahoo! entertainmentJennifer Gray admits that she’s not quite as straightforward as her character. Between a new revelation about the downtown Chicago parade scene and his scenes with Charlie Sheen, Gray clearly has more of a free spirit than Jenny Bueller.
Jennifer Gray says police station scene in ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ was ‘improvised’
Gray told Yahoo! That she loved working with director John Hughes in the film. She trusts him, she says. As a result, he relied on her with some of his ’80s film scenes that could easily have been awkward. He also trusted her with an important casting decision.
“John Hughes was a genius,” she said. “And the kind of improvisational freedom he gave me when I worked with him meant that I trusted him a lot.”
Gray claims that he recommended a lesser-known actor named Charlie Sheen for a small role opposite him. In the film, Jenny lands in a police station and develops an attraction to a bad boy facing drug charges.
“I had done it red Dawn with Charlie, and John didn’t know him,” Gray told Yahoo! “He only knew Emilio.” [Estevez, Sheen’s brother] because he did breakfast club. I said, ‘Oh, how great is his little brother. He is very funny and funny; You will love him.’ They brought him in, and they gave his share.”
Gray explained that since the scene was improvised, he and Sheen had trouble keeping a straight face while filming it.
“When we shot it, it was really difficult to keep a straight face,” she said. “It was all improv. When we were shooting John would yell, ‘Say “Most people call me Shauna,’ and I was like ‘OK.’ I trusted him because I knew he had one. Vision.”
The scene served to give Jenny more depth and empathy as a character. It was a decidedly lovable, feel-good addition to a role that could easily be dismissed as outright bitter.
Jennifer Gray reflects on what Sheen’s character did for Jenny Bueller
Reflecting on the possibility that Sheen’s characters, Jenny Bueller and Garth Wolbeck, could end up together, Gray said she didn’t think so. He doesn’t think they were together. His purpose was simpler and deeper than that.
“I don’t think Jenny really ends up with anyone for long,” Gray said. “I think it just showed him that he’s more than she thought about herself.”
Gray is set to become an executive producer on an upcoming reboot for another ’80s film. His dirty dance The sequel is likely to bring him to the forefront of the film industry back to back.
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