It appears to be the norm that co-stars who play each other’s love interests in films inevitably end up dating. The couples who have translated their on-screen relationships to off-screen romances are countless: Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. But never John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
Despite fans always wanting them to date, they insisted they always have, and always will be, friends; in fact, she has described her affection for him as “sisterly”.
Now, Olivia Newton-John is revealing why she and John Travolta never did date when they filmed the hit film Grease in 1978.
Talking to Mia Freedman on the No Filter podcast, the actress revealed why that it is, and why their connection on screen was better for it.
“We were both with other people when we were filming and I think, respectfully, it just didn’t happen,” Newton-John, who played Sandy, explained to Freedman.
“I think it was good, because I think it kept the tension there and the chemistry. It might have been a real disaster had we decided to date or we had a falling out or something. So I think it was just as well that it didn’t happen. But we’re still great friends.”