Olivia Newton-John’s Grease co-star Didi Conn reveals the dialog she had with beloved actress within the last weeks earlier than her demise: ‘She wasn’t strolling anymore’
- Didi Conn, who performed Frenchy on Grease, mirrored on her buddy and former co-star Olivia Newton-John following her demise
- Throughout an look on Good Morning America , Didi, 71, revealed Olivia opened as much as her about her ailing well being after they final spoke ‘a few weeks in the past’
- Conn mentioned Olivia advised her she ‘wasn’t strolling anymore’ and was beneath ‘full-time care’
- Olivia’s husband John Easterling introduced the tragic information that Olivia had misplaced her battle with most cancers on social media on Monday
Didi Conn, the actress who performed Frenchy on Grease, revealed the dialog she had together with her buddy Olivia Newton-John within the last weeks earlier than her passing at age 73.
Throughout an look on Good Morning America, Didi, 71, revealed Olivia opened as much as her about her ailing well being after they spoke ‘a few weeks in the past.’
‘She advised me that her well being was, you realize, she wasn’t strolling anymore and he or she had full-time care however her husband John and her daughter Chloe had been there on a regular basis, and he or she advised me that they had been simply so hopelessly devoted,’ she mentioned on the morning present.
‘She wasn’t strolling anymore’: Didi Conn, the actress who performed Frenchy on Grease, revealed the dialog she had together with her buddy Olivia Newton-John within the last weeks earlier than her passing at age 73
Didi additionally mirrored on her friendship with the beloved star and her first impression of the actress after they met on the set of their hit 1978 musical Grease.
She additionally revealed how she helped Olivia overcome filming jitters.
‘Beautiful, good, beautiful,’ she mentioned of her first impression. ‘She was nervous. The primary scene we had collectively – approaching the primary day of college – and he or she advised me, she had been in one other film and it did not go in addition to she had hoped, so I simply started improvising together with her.
‘I mentioned, “Oh, I am so comfortable. I’ve a neighbor named Sandy who got here from Australia” and we simply, you realize, impulsively she’s taking a look at me like, “Is that this within the script? What is going on on right here?” We began to play too and earlier than we knew it, we had been strolling into Rydell and he or she thanked me afterwards and he or she mentioned she would at all times be thankful for that.’
‘Beautiful, good, beautiful’: Didi recalled her first impression of the actress after they first met on the set of their hit musical Grease; pictured in 1998
Grease is the phrase! Conn and Newton-John collectively on the Flamingo Las Vegas in 2015
‘My impression of her was a star, I imply she was an enormous, large rock star on the time,’ she mentioned.
Didi mentioned she’s going to at all times keep in mind her buddy for her ‘large coronary heart.’
‘You have been mentioning two phrases, love and lightweight, and it simply so occurs that is how she would signal all her letters and her emails. “Love and Gentle, Olivia,”‘ Didi mentioned when requested how she would keep in mind the actress.
‘I believe I’ll keep in mind her singing. When she’d be doing live shows, she would sing as her encore, I Actually Love You, and he or she would put her palms out like this to her viewers to say, “I truthfully love you.”
‘And I believe that is how I am going to at all times keep in mind her – this large coronary heart who simply cared a lot for everyone. And we’ll truthfully at all times love her too.’
‘I truthfully love you’: Didi mentioned she’s going to at all times keep in mind her buddy for her ‘large coronary heart’; pictured 2015
Olivia’s husband John Easterling introduced the tragic information that Olivia had misplaced her battle with most cancers on social media on Monday.
‘Dame Olivia Newton-John handed away peacefully at her ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by household and associates,’ he mentioned in an announcement.
‘We ask that everybody please respect the household’s privateness throughout this very troublesome time.
‘Olivia has been a logo of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast most cancers.
‘Her therapeutic inspiration and pioneering expertise with plant medication continues with the Olivia Newton-John Basis Fund, devoted to researching plant medication and most cancers.’