When she was asked to play the role of Frenchy in 'Grease: Live!,' Carly Rae Jepsen didn't hesitate for a second. " I feel very lucky that I’m somehow getting to split my passions [acting and music] in a really balanced way that I would have dreamed about when I was seven years old," says the singer.
On set in L.A. as the PYTs of music get ready to play Pink Ladies, the director of 'Hamilton' lends cool and Fox diversifies (natch) and modernizes the original high school musical, set to go live Jan. 31 on TV.
Olivia Newton-John recently spoke to Billboard about why 'Grease' is still "magical," how it gave her the courage to branch out in her own career and the advice she gave to the new generation Sandy -- Julianne Hough -- before starring in Fox's 'Grease: Live!'
It's the first day of school at Rydell High -- or, rather, the first day of on-set rehearsals for the young stars of Fox's TV musical 'Grease: Live,' which on this dreary December day is only six weeks away, with a 7 p.m. ET air date on Sunday, Jan. 31.
For proof of how David Bowie's roiling creativity flowed between music and movies, one doesn't have to look further than his first film, Nicolas Roeg's 'The Man Who Fell to Earth,' from 1976: "He put much more of himself in it than we had been able to get into the script," Roeg said later. "Toward the end I realized a big change had happened in his life."