10 Facts About 'Grease'
So, if you're also obsessed with this movie, you will certainly enjoy reading these quirky facts about Grease!
Interestingly, the song "Hopelessly Devoted To You" was added after the film ended because the producers wanted to add a solo ballad. And this song went on to be the only song nominated for Oscars
#9 Carrie Fisher was considered for the role of Sandy.
When the director saw her film the battle scene of Star Wars, he wasn't convinced.
#8 The Background Dancers
The background dancers in the movie also had names like Bart, Bubba, Moose, and Sauce.
#7 Jaime Donnelly
Jaime Donnelly, who was keen on growing grey hairs had to be dyed black for the filming process.
#6 Annette Charles
Annette Charles, who played Cha Cha was so dedicated to the film that she checked herself out of the hospital to complete the drag race scene and then went in ahead to have an emergency surgery that night from an ectopic pregnancy.
#5 The Popular Scene
Almost the entire crew got sick after filming this scene because the water was unfit. It was stagnant and hence, full of bacterias.
#4 The Hickey Story
Rizzo's "Hickeys from Kenickie" were actually real! Yes, Jeff Conaway who played Kenickie, insisted they should look real and hence, he himself gave them to her.
#3 Jeff Conaway
Jeff Conaway had a really big crush on Olivia Newton-John and this kept him always nervous around her on set. Finally, he ended up marrying her sister!
#2 The Broadway Musical Reference
The movie is actually based on a Broadway musical with the same name. The musical was so popular that it had 3,388 performances till the time the movie came about!
#1 Whoa! That's Interesting
Danny's blue windbreaker was the direct nod to James Dean. James even wore a red windbreaker in Rebel Without a Cause.
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