Fans of “Grease” finally have an answer from the actress herself, and it only took 40 years to get it.
Break out the poodle skirts, Pink Ladies. Four decades on, 72-year-old icon Olivia Newton-John is opening up on what it was like to kiss John Travolta all those years ago.
In an interview with Us Weekly, Newton-John is providing answers “Grease” fans have desperately sought for a generation. Key among them, the singer and actress reveals all about her first kiss with leading man Travolta.
For starters, their very first kiss came on the now iconic oceanside location, shot on Leo Carrillo Beach. It was here that Newton-John as Sandra Dee and Travolta’s Danny Zuko first found romance.
“It was a beautiful day,” Newton-John recalls. “We were playing around in the water, and I don’t really remember exactly, but it was a very lovely day and an exciting moment because it was the start of the film, although everything was kind of out of order, but we did that. That was the first time we had kissed.”
“Grease” was Olivia’s First Big On-Screen Kiss
Was she nervous? The legendary entertainer notes she absolutely was, but admits that she can’t remember if there were any rehearsals for the “big moment” ahead of time. And as for that kiss itself… well, Newton-John says that’s hard to recall, as more than four decades have gone by.
“She doesn’t remember,” interjects Chloe Rose Lattanzi, who sits beside Newton-John for the interview. Lattanzi is the icon’s daughter, and accompanies her mother for the interview.
“Just say 10, right?” Lattanzi laughs as US Weekly continues to press her mum.
“Of course it was a 10. A 10 out of 10, yeah,” Newton-John smiles in turn, glowing. She goes on to note that, at the time, she hadn’t had much of any romantic encounters on screen. “Grease” was, after all, her break-out Hollywood role. Prior, she had only appeared in television shows or events focused on her singing career.
Since then, things haven’t changed much, either.
“I haven’t had terribly many kissing scenes so it’s not something that I know how to prepare for – you just do it,” she continues. “And you’re the character… You’re playing a character… But, John is a lovely, sweet man and he made all my acting experiences really easy.”
This should come as no surprise to “Grease” fans, either. The two have remained close over the years, and their bond remains strong.
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[H/T FOX News]