Donna Mills is rocking a well-known look.
The Knots Touchdown alum posted a video Sunday on social media of herself dressed as two variations of one of many important Grease characters, Sandy: sporting a pink and white sweater and pearls in a single shot and a leather-based jacket within the the opposite.
“Does the character Sandy from Grease look just like me? This is why!” she captioned it.
Mills, 81, mentioned within the clip that she had gone to highschool with Jim Jacobs, who co-wrote the musical on which the enduring 1978 movie was primarily based.
He “used me as his mannequin for Sandy,” she mentioned. “I did not realize it on the time, however I came upon years later: I used to be the unique Sandy.”
Yahoo Leisure couldn’t attain Jacobs for remark, however now we have reached out to Paramount Footage, which produced the crowd-pleasing movie.
Mills, a Chicago native, attended the town’s Taft Excessive Faculty, which Jacobs attended as nicely.
In March 2010, Jacobs advised a Buffalo, N.Y., newspaper, The Buffalo Information, that Grease had come about when he was getting concerned with local people theater in Chicago and hanging out with buddies who have been from that world.
“We’re sitting round in my condo in like ’69, and it was some forged occasion of a present. Round 1 within the morning, there have been nonetheless a number of outdated potheads laying round, handed out on the ground,” he mentioned. “I used to be sick and uninterested in listening to Led Zeppelin or regardless of the hell I had on the document participant, and I dug out a few of my outdated 45s. That is the standard beginnings of it. I used to be taking part in Dion and the Belmonts, Little Richard and the 5 Satins, and I mentioned to [late co-writer] Warren [Casey], ‘Man, would not that be a fuel to do a Broadway present utilizing this sort of music as an alternative of that conventional Brigadoon, Oklahoma stuff that everyone knows?'”
He, after all, agreed that it could.
Jacob’s Grease musical has been tailored a number of instances, most famously in that John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John movie. Subsequent, in accordance with community Paramount+, prequel Grease: Rise of the Pink Girls will depict Rydell Excessive Faculty earlier than “rock ‘n’ roll dominated, earlier than the T-birds dominated the varsity.” It is anticipated later this yr.
In the meantime, Mills, whose skilled appearing profession started within the late ’60s, seems in Jordan Peele’s subsequent horror film, Nope. It lands in theaters July 22.