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'Grease: Live!' Star Julianne Hough Has Olivia Newton-John's Blessing

Julianne Hough and her Grease: Live! cast mates Vanessa Hudgens, Carlos PenaVega and Aaron Tveit stop by AOL Build to chat about their upcoming production on Monday (January 18) in New York City.

The 27-year-old actress, who is playing Sandy, told the audience that the original movie’s star Olivia Newton-John gave Julianne her blessing for the role.

“It’s a little daunting. I mean, those are some big shoes to fill,” she said. “But Olivia has been amazing. I got to meet her a couple months ago and she kind of gave me her blessing, which was a huge weight off my shoulders, because all I want to do is make her proud.”

Also pictured: Vanessa heading to a taping of Live with Kelly and Michael on Tuesday (January 19) in New York City.

FYI: Julianne is wearing Aldo shoes.

35+ pictures inside of the Grease: Live! cast appearing on AOL Build…

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Vanessa Hudgens & Julianne Hough Take on New York City for 'Grease: Live'!

Vanessa Hudgens and Carlos PenaVega arrive at JFK Airport together to start promo work for Grease: Live on Sunday evening (January 17) in New York City.

The next day, their co-star Julianne Hough was also seen hitting the Big Apple, arriving for an interview at Good Morning America. Julianne will be seen on The Tonight Show this evening as well to promote the live musical.

Grease: Live will air on FOX on January 31 so be sure to tune in!

FYI: Vanessa is wearing an Aritzia sweater. Julianne is wearing Bionda Castana shoes and a Topshop coat.

35+ pictures inside of Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough in New York City…More Here! »

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Original 'Grease' Stars Didi Conn & Buddy Pearl Join Fox Production 'Grease Live'

Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough get their party on inside the Fox Winter TCA 2016 All-Star Party held at the Langham Huntington Hotel on Friday night (January 15) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 27-year-old actresses were joined by their Grease Live co-stars Carlos PenaVega, Aaron Tveit, David Del Rio, Andrew Call, Jordan Fisher, Kether Donahue, Keke Palmer and Carly Rae Jepsen for the star-studded bash.

During the panel earlier in the day, it was revealed that original Grease stars Buddy Pearl and Didi Conn, who starred as Doody and Frenchy, would be joining the live special.

While it’s unknown what role Buddy will play, Didi will play Vi, the waitress at the local malt shop who interacts with Frenchy (Jepsen).

“We do have a moment where we have the generations staring at each other and having this really wonderful scene and that was pretty thrilling to watch to say the last and incredibly moving for all of us,” director Thomas Kail shared.

Check out Jordan and Carly Rae meeting the originals below!

FYI: Vanessa is wearing a Lorena Sarbu dress, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, Vince Camuto bag, and jewelry from Borgioni, Djula, and Rachel Katz. Jordan suited up in a Ted Baker suit and Mezlan shoes. Julianne wore a Monique Lhuillier dress, EF Collection jewelry, a Kotur clutch, and Stuart Weitzman heels. Keke wore a House of CB top, Manokhi pants, and Area shoes.

30+ pictures inside of the Grease Live cast at the TCA Party…More Here! »

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Vanessa Hudgens & Julianne Hough Bring 'Grease: Live' To TCA Winter Tour

Vanessa Hudgens, Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough laugh along with the press on the Grease Live! panel during the 2016 Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel on Friday afternoon (January 15) in Pasadena, Calif.

The trio of actors were joined by co-stars Carlos PenaVega, David Del Rio, Andrew Call, Jordan Fisher, Kether Donahue, Keke Palmer and Carly Rae Jepsen, as well as executive producer Marc Platt and director Thomas Kail.

“Rizzo does still have a pregnancy scare and that moves her into this darker attitude,” Vanessa shared on the panel when asked about the pivotal moment in the story.

Grease Live airs Thursday, January 31st @ 8PM ET/PT on Fox.

FYI: Julianne is wearing an Amanda Wakeley dress, Graziela Gems jewelry and Kurt Geiger shoes. Vanessa wore a Diane Von Furstenberg jumpsuit, Jacquie Aiche jewelry, Stuart Weitzman shoes and an McM bag.

20+ pictures inside of the Grease Live cast at the TCA Winter Tour…

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'Grease: Live' Guys Reveal Three Ways To Know if You’re a T-Bird (Exclusive Video)

The male castmembers of Fox’s upcoming Grease: Live dish out deets on how to be a T-Bird in this fun new video, given exclusively to JustJared.com.

Stars Aaron Tveit (Danny), Carlos PenaVega (Kenickie), David Del Rio (Putzie), Jordan Fisher (Doody), and Andrew Call (Sonny) each pick three ways you can spot a member of the greasers group. Watch below!

Here’s the synopsis for the special: The beginning of senior year means the end of Danny and Sandy’s summer romance – until Sandy unexpectedly transfers to Danny’s high school.

With their friends pulling them in different directions, it’s up to Danny and Sandy to stay hopelessly devoted as they make their way from Rydell High to a new frontier.

Grease: Live airs Sunday, January 31 @ 7PM ET on Fox!


Grease: Live Exclusive – Aaron Tveit

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'Grease Live' Cast Does the Hand Jive in First Promo - Watch Now!

The first promo for Grease Live just debuted and it features the cast doing the famous hand jive!

The promo features Julianne Hough as Sandy, Aaron Tveit as Danny, Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo, Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchy, Keke Palmer as Marty, Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchy, Carlos PenaVega as Kenicke, and Kether Donohue from You’re the Worst as Jan, among some others!

Grease Live is set to air on Sunday, January 31 at 7pm EST on Fox. Be sure to tune in!


‘Grease Live’ Cast Does the Hand Jive in First Promo