"First time in costume since we made the movie! So excited!!" Olivia Newton-John captioned the photo on social media.
It has been four long decades since Grease hit the big screens. To celebrate this moment, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John have come back as Danny and Sandy to steal some hearts. Travolta, 65, and Newton-John, 71, reunited and dressed up as the iconic lovebirds during the Meet n’ Grease sing-along event at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, reports People. A photo shared on social media by Newton-John, the actress is seen wearing a yellow cardigan and matching skirt, which is quite similar to the outfit her character wore in the 1978 film, while her former costar killed it with an all-black ensemble, and the iconic leather jacket completed his look. “First time in costume since we made the movie,” Newton-John captioned the candid snapshot. “So excited!!
After a while, Newton-John ditched her pastel outfit for a rocker chick outfit, much like the one she wore during the Grease finale. Yes, the leather jacket and leggings look. She also joined Travolta for a Q&A with fans following the sing-along. Travolta and Newton-John are also scheduled to make an appearance at the Meet n’ Grease event in Tampa on December 14 and Jacksonville on December 15. Maybe they'll recreate more iconic looks there? A month before their reunion, Newton-John auctioned off the famous leather jacket she wore during the Grease finale.
The leather jacket went for a whopping $243,000 to raise funds for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Center. However, the movie memorabilia was recently returned to the star to put on permanent display at the Melbourne, Australia-based research institute. “The odds of beating a recurring cancer using the newest emerging therapies is a thousand-fold greater than someone appearing out of the blue, buying your most famous and cherished icon, and returning it to you, which is what I’m going to do right now,” the media tech entrepreneur who bought the jacket told Newton-John in an emotional video.
“This jacket belongs to you and the collective soul of those who love you. Those for whom you are the soundtrack of their lives. It should not sit in a billionaire’s closet for country club bragging rights. For this reason, I humbly and respectfully return it to its rightful owner, which is you,” the man, who wished to remain anonymous, said. “Godspeed for a quick recovery.” The ONJ Cancer Centre was founded by Newton-John in 1992, during her first battle with the disease. She beat cancer again in 2013, but in May 2017, she was told cancer had metastasized and spread to her bones. Thankfully, she's always had the support of her beloved co-star John Travolta.
In PEOPLE’s Grease! 40th-anniversary special edition issue, Newton-John opened up about her enduring friendship with Travolta, sharing that “John always reaches out” during tough times. “When you share that kind of meteoric success—and nothing has been able to exceed it—you share a bond,” Travolta said in the 2018 issue. “I’ve been through her having a child, getting divorced, losing her sister. She’s been through my getting married, having children. It’s wonderful and full of shared memories. We did something life-changing, making that film,” Newton-John remarked. “[At the premiere] you got the feeling from the energy that something was happening. It was a huge response. I feel grateful to be a part of that and to have worked with him. We’ve stayed friends ever since.”