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Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort Reunite to Recreate ‘Dirty Dancing’ Finale Number: ‘Took a Few Tries’

They looked wonderful out there! Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort reunited for a spot-on rendition of the famous finale scene from Dirty Dancing.

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The West Side Story actor, 28, and the Big Little Lies alum, 30, both shared photos and videos from the dance session via Instagram on Tuesday, September 6. In a series of Stories posted by Woodley, the duo attempted to recreate the famous “lift” scene from the 1987 classic starring Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze.

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort Reunite to Recreate 'Dirty Dancing' Finale Number
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“Took a few tries,” the Spectacular Now star joked in one caption. “But we finally got there.”

Elgort, for his part, shared a still photo of the duo’s big lift, writing: “Clean dancing w Shai.” The Baby Driver actor added two heart emojis and an Italian flag.

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One day later, the New York native posted two photos of himself and Woodley having dinner in Italy, seemingly while on vacation. “It’s the time of the season for loooovvingg 💕,” the Goldfinch star captioned the snaps. In one picture, Elgort poured a glass of wine for his pal as they settled in for a meal on a quiet Italian street.

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort Reunite to Recreate 'Dirty Dancing' Finale Number
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The pair became friends after appearing together in two 2014 movies: Divergent, where they played siblings, and The Fault in Our Stars, where they played teen cancer patients who fall in love.

“She’s honest with people, there’s no BS and she’s not fake,” Elgort told Parade in 2014, explaining why he and Woodley get along so well. “She’s a real friend because of that to me. I learned a lot about her because she’s so open. She’s a totally open soul to me and I’m a totally open soul to her.”

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One year later, the Tokyo Vice alum revealed that it was hard for the twosome to play siblings and then lovers in such close succession. “It was definitely really weird,” he joked to Collider in March 2015. “I don’t know how we did it, but we pulled it off somehow. We’re very happy that it somehow worked.”

Though the duo’s last film together was 2016’s Allegiant, the third film in the Divergent franchise, they’ve since remained close. In 2018, the pair reunited at the Golden Globes, where Woodley stopped herself mid-interview to greet her friend.

“Hi, Ansel!” the California native said on the red carpet, pausing her chat with reporters to give Elgort a wave. The twosome later met up inside the theater, where they shared a hug for the cameras.

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