Even the actors knew that what they had was pretty special. Newton-John once said that nobody could “deny this kind of chemistry.”
But, as it turns out, it’s thanks to Travolta we are able to enjoy it as Olivia might never have played the role that made her famous.
In her new memoir, Newton-John revealed that she thought she was “too old” to play in Grease. She writes that she was 28 years old when she got offered to portray a character still in high school.
However, John Travolta came to her home and convinced her otherwise. The actress commented:
I wrote about the experience of being nervous about doing it because I worried about my age. Then, deciding if I wanted to do a screen test with John and him coming to my house to convince me to do it.
The two speak on the phone quite regularly to maintain their special relationship, which is really wonderful!
It’s amazing to know that real friendship can survive under the Hollywood spotlight, despite the distance and time.