Many fans and celebrities are still recovering from the death of Olivia Newton-Johnwho died at the age of 73 this week after a battle with breast cancer.
What many have continued to remember the legendary singer and actresswho is perhaps best known for her role as Sandy Olsson in the 1978 romantic comedy musical Fat, an old clip John Travolta gushing about Olivia has resurfaced thanks to entertainment tonight.
In emotional footage from a 1998 interview with the outlet, which begins at the 48-second mark in the video below, John talks about casting Fat and how Olivia Newton-John was always Sandy to him.
“They had raised Linda Ronstadt. they had raised marie osmond. And I said, they are wonderful,” John said, as a flushed Olivia sat down next to him. “But all the men in the world want Olivia Newton-John as their girlfriend, and I knew that because I wanted that. I felt the same way.”
She continued, “And all the girls want to be like her. If [the Grease casting agents] Don’t watch this, you’re crazy, because there was only one person in the world who was Sandy, and that was Olivia Newton-John.”
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Of course, fans were immediately moved by the clip. which was also posted on Instagram. “No one compares to her. The best Sandy. ❤️🙏🏻🕊❤️,” wrote one in the comments section. “What I love about this is that John Travolta said this in front of her and for her… he didn’t wait until [it] it was too late 👏,” added another.
The news of Olivia’s death was announced by her husband John Paschal on social networks Shortly after, Juan published an emotional tribute to the actress. “My dearest Olivia, you made our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible,” she wrote. “I love you so much. We’ll see each other in the future and we’ll all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”
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Olivia and John had a long friendship since they played love interests in Fat, which they both filmed at the age of 20. Even as they embarked on different projects: Olivia pursued music that culminated in four Grammy Awards and five number one hits; John focused on movies and found success in classics like saturday night fever — the two remained very close. In 2018, John said the strength of their friendship was based on the success of Fat.
“When you share that kind of meteoric success, and nothing has been able to top it, you share a bond,” he said. People.
In the same interview, Olivia said: “[In tough times] John always comes up to me.”
Olivia had spent the last three decades battling breast cancer, a disease that John lost his own wife, Kelly Prestonto go back in July 2020.
Olivia is survived by her husband, daughter Chloesister Sarah and brother toby
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