Looking Back on Xanadu

Olivia Newton John looks back on Xanadu and dancing with Gene Kelly:

“It was amazing,” she remembers.

“The part where I got to dance with Gene Kelly. And that was fantastic and an amazing life experience and pretty scary also, to dance with him was . . .”

But after all these years she still can’t find a word fit to describe how overwhelmed she was.

“When they told me I was going to have to dance with him I hadn’t ever tapped before so I started tap dance lessons and crossed my fingers. He was wonderful and very helpful.”

Read the entire interview here.


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