John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reunite for Grease 40th anniversary and prove summer lovin' is still a blast
After enthralling the audience with their dance moves as Sandy and Zuko, Travolta and Newton still have the unique spark after all these years
The cast of the 1978 musical 'Grease', starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, came together at the 40th-anniversary screening of the musical at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Wednesday. While it was quite a reunion, it seems that Travolta and Newton still have the spark after all these years.
The two looked ravishing as ever as the 69-year-old actress who starred as the delightful Sandy in the movie put on a white jacket over a pink shirt and paired it with a pair of white pants and sneakers. Travolta, on the other hand, who was charming in his role as the T-Bird Danny Zuko in the movie, sported his gray beard with a pair of jeans, a black blazer, over a black sweater and white shirt.
The pair posed as the iconic couple to whose dance moves the world still grooves. Other than the star couple, the event was also attended by Didi Conn who enacted the part of the teen beauty Frenchy, along with Barry Pearl, who starred as T-Bird Doody, and Randal Kleiser, who directed the 1978 hit.
During an interview with People for the publication's edition on the 40th anniversary of 'Grease', Travolta spoke about how Newton was cast for the role. At the time when she was already a hit in the music industry with a number of hits to her name, it probably felt fit to cast her as one of the leads in the 1978 musical.
Travolta said, "They were desperately looking for a Sandy... I said, ‘There is only one person that should play this role and it’s Olivia Newton-John… She’s every guy’s dream.’” Apparently, even after all these years, the two still remain good friends.
Newton also spoke about their friendship saying, "We text! We did something life-changing, making that film. I feel grateful to have worked with him.”
After Newton was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in May, Travolta sent her a token of support and love to help her get through the hard time. In a statement to People, he said, "Olivia has always been an incredible human being and an inspiration to millions of people... If we all put our intentions for her to get through this — I know her so well — she will feel it, and it will support her. We love her and she loves us.”
Watch Travolta and Newton's iconic jive moves below.