On June 16, 1978, Grease, the musical film that united John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John were one of Paramount Pictures’ biggest hits.
The Australian actress, who received the Icon Award at the Hard Rock Live in Las Vegas on Thursday, announced a meeting of the cast on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the film directed by Randal Kleiser. A reunion that would be taking care of itself and the veteran actor that gave life to Danny Zuko, the protagonist.
“We are thinking up ways. Nothing to announce yet,” said the actress.
The singer, born in Cambridge 68 years ago, did not want to go into more details of the reunion of the casting but did say that it could be one of her last appearances as she prepares for her withdrawal from the show business. “As time goes on I think about doing less and having more free time. Every year during the last 20 I thought I would retire and then someone would say to me, ‘How about this?’ And it was like, ‘Oh, that sounds like fun,’ said the interpreter.
The film, based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs’ 1971 homonymous musical, told the story of two teenagers Danny and Sandy, who fell in love in the summer of 1958 and later found each other again in their high school. The film was adapted last year in a live television special entitled Grease: Live in 2016, with Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit starring in the lead roles
Both became an iconic pair after the film of 1978 that gained in many awards after the premiere.
The beautiful girl beat cancer in 1992 and has spent most of her time raising money for breast cancer research.
“As time goes on I think of doing less and having more time off,” she said. “Every year for the last 20 years, I thought I was retiring and then somebody would say, ‘How about this? And it was like, ‘It looks like fun!’ Now it’s the 40th anniversary of ‘Grease’ and I cannot believe it, time goes by so fast, I’m really excited. “