Jennifer Grey has made her way back to the ’80s.
This time around, instead of a Catskills resort, it’s a New Jersey country club, “Red Oaks”.
In Amazon’s sweet, slice-of-life comedy series, the actress plays Judy Myers, a slightly neurotic housewife on quest to find herself after she and her husband Sam (Richard Kind) split up.
Not unlike her son, the college-aged David (Craig Roberts) who coaches tennis at the club while trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life, Judy is also coming of age. Season 2, out Friday, shows her exploring her new found freedom — and bisexuality—like “an adolescent in a mid-life body,” says Grey.
We chatted with the 56-year-old actress about what she misses most about the era, and why we won’t be seeing her in the upcoming “Dirty Dancing” remake.
What’s it like going back to the ’80s?
It feels like yesterday. Doesn’t feel like such a big deal. It feels like yesterday, without cell phones and the internet. Which means, people look at each other when they walk down the street. They look at the road when they’re driving, and they talk to each other without feeling like they need to be looking at their phones at the same time. That’s how it’s different.