Even if you don’t consider yourself a big movie person, you will have seen “Grease” at least once in your life.
The iconic 1978 movie was based on the 1971 musical with the same title, and stars actors and actresses who went on to make it big in Hollywood.
One of these actors is John Travolta. After “Grease”, he went on to land roles in “Pulp Fiction”, “She’s So Lovely”, “Hairspray”, Disney’s “Bolt”, and many more, but he’s still known in many people’s eyes as cheeky boy Danny Zuko.
The “Grease” hype lives on today, and the movie is even considered the second most successful film ever.
It’s unsurprising, then, that on “Grease”‘s 4oth anniversary, there was huge excitement for the 40th-anniversary celebration in 2018.
We may be biased, but we can’t help noticing that four decades on, John Travolta still looks as good as he did as a young man.
And he’s still got the moves, too, as he proved in an interview with Jimmy Fallon.
Travolta appeared on The Tonight Show to discuss the movie’s anniversary – and he had a surprise in store for the audience.While it was only brief, this is a performance you don’t want to miss!The interview starts like any old interview, and Jimmy expresses his disbelief that he’s interviewing the John Travolta from “Grease” – proof that even celebs get star-struck!
The pair discuss the success of the movie, with Jimmy commenting that even his 12-year-old nieces are familiar with the movie’s catchy musical hits.
Travolta had the whole package because he could sing and dance exceptionally well, as Jimmy explains.
Jimmy attempts to explain a move that Travolta does at the end of the movie, with his partner, Olivia Newton-John.
The dance is known as the four corners, and Travolta recalled:
“I grew up with all these kind of novelty dances. So, in Grease, they needed a step for that ‘You’re the One That I Want’ at the end. So I said, ‘Well, we used to do the four corners. Why don’t we do that?’”
It’s an opportunity too good to miss, and Jimmy takes advantage of it, asking:
“Can you show it to me?”
To the applause of the crowd, Travolta takes the stage – and “You’re the One That I Want” starts to play!
Jimmy is in on the moment, too, standing beside the “Grease” legend and following his moves as he bounces on the soles of his feet.
After waiting “till it gets into a good groove”, Travolta is off, swaying his hips in the signature “four corners” move, stepping forward and backward and literally hitting the “four corners”.
It’s a simple move, and it doesn’t take long for Jimmy to pick it up, the pair dancing in-sync.
The crowd has lost it by this point, and we’re not surprised!
They cheer and applaud and Jimmy tells the crowd to give it up for John Travolta, who’s enjoying himself so much that he’s still dancing.
While many men in their late sixties would only end up embarrassing themselves on the dance floor, Travolta well and truly proved that he’s still got it.
His good looks might have something to do with it, but according to Vanity Fair, he was also a trained dancer before he took up acting. That’s always useful!
If you need a little cheering up, John Travolta and Jimmy Fallon dancing the “four corners” will do it!