A Good Fit? Olivia Newton-John Eyes Taylor Swift For “Grease” Remake

In 1978, Olivia Newton-John slipped herself into those skinny black leather pants to play Sandy Olsen in Grease. But nearly 35 years later, she’s ready to see another innocent blonde take a turn at wearing those pants.

In an interview with CNN’s Showbiz Tonight, Newton-John suggested Taylor Swift for a remake of the classic musical, calling her “very talented.”

Watch the full video to hear Newton-John share her feelings about Swift, a possible Grease remake and who she thinks would be a close second after Taylor to play her iconic roll.

Swift is currently in talks to portray Joni Mitchell in a film focusing on 1970s female singer-songwriters.

Newton-John is currently making the talk and radio show rounds – like to CBS’s own stations – to discuss her new cookbook, Livwise: Easy Recipes For a Healthy, Happy Life. She’s also heading out on a short tour in September.

Check out upcoming tour dates for A Summer Night With Olivia Newton-John below.

9/03 – Vancouver, BC- Pacific National Exhibition
9/06 – Boise, ID- Eagle River Pavillion
9/07 – Sandy, UT- Sandy City Amphitheater
9/08 – Layton, UT- Kenley Centennial Amphitheatre
9/10 – San Diego, CA- Humphrey’s
9/27 – Minot, ND- Norsk Hostfest
9/28 – Minot, ND- Norsk Hostfest
9/29 – Omaha, NE- Holland Performing Arts Center
9/30 – Omaha, NE- Holland Performing Arts Center

Shannon Carlin, CBS Local; additional reporting by Jillian Mapes, CBS Local


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