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Vanessa Paradis: I won't do lift

Vanessa Paradis recreated the dance from Dirty Dancing in her new film Heartbreaker, but confessed she's too scared to do the famous lift again.

The 37-year-old French model, actress and singer, who lives with her two children and partner Johnny Depp, admitted if she tried out the moves she had learned for the film in the future, she "will avoid the jump".

In the romantic comedy, Vanessa plays an independent spirited young woman who is engaged to a British millionaire played by Andrew Lincoln.

But her wealthy father doesn't approve of the match, so he hires a professional relationship breaker, played by French hunk Romain Duris to break up her engagement by making her fall for him instead. So he learns the dance to her favourite film, Dirty Dancing, to win her over.

Vanessa said: "It's ballroom dancing so it's not something you just know how to dance! The rhythm is very fast and in addition there is also a short semi-stunt with an almost acrobatic lift. It's really precise otherwise you can hurt yourself."

:: Heartbreaker is released on DVD and Blu-Ray from November 22.

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