You knew from the beginning of the movie Patrick Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray couldn't stand each other
When Dirty Dancing hit theaters in 1987, no one expected the romantic drama to become a phenomenon. In fact, producer Linda Gottlieb revealed in 2012 that the script was rejected 43 times before a small studio, Vestron, finally agreed to make the film.
And even after a studio eventually gave the film the green light, there was a small problem when production began: stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray couldn't stand each other, jeopardizing their on-screen chemistry.
Maybe that's why they weren't the actors who were originally considered to play those iconic roles.
Before Jennifer Gray got the role of Baby, Sarah Jessica Parker and Winona Ryder were auditioning. Gray later revealed to The New York Times that she was paid $50,000 for the film.