Vanessa Hudgens (VH): I was kind of worried because I felt like I had nothing in common with Rizzo but the more that I’m walking in her #shoes…if you strip away my bubbliness and my niceness, that’s Riz. I speak my truth and if I don’t like something, you’re going to be able to see it on my face so we’re very similar.
On how they related to their characters:#Keke Palmer (KP): In the beginning with Marty I wasn’t sure if she and I were the same but Tommy [Kali, director] knew exactly what he was doing when he cast everyone. I was just like Marty when I was a teenager; a kid that always thought she was too grown.
Despite being set in the 1950s, filmed in the 1970s and rebooted in 2016, the positive family themes in the coming of age story never changes. Check out what the ladies had to say about fulfilling the iconic shoes…and the pink varsity jackets of their predecessors.
With nearly 600 extras participating in the production, Hello Beautiful had the exclusive opportunity to be a Pink Lady for the day during a behind the scenes set visit. In the midst of rehearsals, we spoke with show stars, Keke Palmer who plays the ever sophisticated Marty Maraschino, Vanessa Hudgens who portrays the no non-sense character of Rizzo and Julianne Hough who’s adorably sweet and innocent in her role as Sandy Olsen.
For the past two years, the producers of Grease: Live have been working towards this day. Nearly every scene from the iconic 1978 film “Grease” has been recreated across two sound stages at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, CA.