John Travolta and daughter Ella Bleu Travolta guested on Friday’s edition of Global‘s “The Talk”, and one topic that popped up was the recent announcement of plans for “Summer Loving”, a prequel to “Grease” that would focus on the first fateful meeting of teenagers Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson (played in the iconic movie musical by, respectively, Travolta and Olivia Newton-John).
While some fans of the original are excited by the prospect of revisiting “Grease” in a prequel, Travolta explains he’s somewhat dubious about the idea.
“’Grease’ itself, no matter whether you do it in a high school production, a college production, or a TV production or the original movie, is a perfect piece of entertainment. That’s what I think,” he declares.
“If you repeat that perfect piece of entertainment you always succeed,” he added, “[but] when you go away from it, then it’s a little risky.”
However, he admits that despite the risks, it could still turn out to be great.
“But then if you are clever enough, I’d imagine you could make it work,” added Travolta, 65. “But that’s yet to be seen. How do you do that? No one can describe the magic of ‘Grease’.”