Inside Jennifer Grey’s Grueling Transformation Into Gwen Shamblin

Inside Jennifer Grey's Grueling Transformation Into Gwen Shamblin

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Jennifer Grey explains Gwen Shamblin‘s legend as “a hair story.”

In Lifetime’s Gwen Shamblin: Starving for Salvation, premieringFeb 4, the Dirty Dancing star changes into Shamblin, the spiritual leader who established the questionable Remnant Fellowship Church and the Weigh Down Workshop.

Alas, she’s ended up being simply as popular for her excessive makeup and huge hair as she is for her spiritual practices.

“You see the decline of her mental health with the ascent of her hair,” Grey specifically informed informed E! News’ Francesca Amiker “The hair gets bigger as she just gets less and less in touch with reality.”

So, to develop into Shamblin, Grey invested 2 hours in hair-and-makeup everyday and count on 2 wigs made with human hair, which she referred to as “the young church lady bob” and “mountain of hair.”

It must come as not a surprise that throughout recording, she and the film’s hairstylist ended up being extremely well-acquainted.