15 Surprising things about ‘Grease’ you probably didn’t know

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If you’re obsessed with Grease, then you probably know all the lyrics of the famous songs of all the characters! You’ve probably seen the movie at least a dozen times, and you can’t deny how great it is to see Sandy and Danny together.

Here we bring you 15 facts about the movie Grease, which you probably don’t know, even if you’re a big fan!

1. “Hopelessly Devoted To You” was introduced in the movie after they had finished the recording because the producers wanted Sandy to have a solo ballad. And it happened to be the only song from the movie that was nominated for an Oscar.

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

2. Carrie Fisher was considered for the role of Sandy.

The director (whose roommate was the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas), saw her film a battle scene in Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope, but he was not convinced that she was the most suitable person for that role.

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

3. Even the background dancers had names, including Bart, Bubba, Moose, and Willow.

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

4. Jaime Donnelly’s hair was going gray and had to dyed black for filming!

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

5. Grease had a deal to show Coca-Cola products. But it was canceled too late in the production process and the products that were to appear in the movie were blurred out.

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

6. Marty, played by Dinah Manoff, could not dance and sat out every dance scene.

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

7. The creators of Grease almost made the movie with animation instead of live action.

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

8. “You’re the one that I want” –  was filmed in just one afternoon!

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

9. Annette Charles, who played Cha Cha, checked herself out of the hospital to film the drag race scene, and then had emergency surgery that same night for an ectopic pregnancy.

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

10. The cast members fell ill after filming this scene because the water was stagnant and full of bacteria.

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

11. The lyrics “Elvis, Elvis let me be, keep that pelvis far from me” was added in the song “Look at me I’m Sandra Dee” because Elvis Presley died the day they filmed the scene.

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

12. Despite the fact that the actors were portraying high school students, they were in reality, much older.

Oliva Newton-John was 28, Stockard Channing was 33, Kelly Ward was 20, Jamie Donnelly 30, Barry Pearl 27, Didi Conn 25, Michael Tucci 31, Dinah Manoff 19, Jeff Conaway was 26, and John Travolta 23.

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

13.”The Hickeys from Kenickie” were actually real! Jeff Conaway (who played Kenickie), insisted that they be authentic, and gave them to her himself.

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

14. Jeff Conaway was really in love with Olivia Newton-John and would get nervous when he was around her on set. He ended up marrying her sister.

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

15. Olivia Newton-John was not sure that she could convincingly play a high school student, so she requested a screen test before accepting the role. After the filming of the scene from “drive-in”, she was very happy with how it looked and accepted the role.

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

And do you also love this film as much as we do? You can leave us your opinion in the comments!

15 Cosas que seguramente no sabías sobre 'Grease' y que van a sorprenderte

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