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Carrie Fisher Was Considered To Play Sandy In "Grease" Before Olivia Newton-John

Summer lovin' in a galaxy far, far away.

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YES, IT'S TRUE. It's time to go back to a decade far, far away — the '70s:


The director of Grease, Randal Kleiser, was in search of the perfect Sandy when his old college roommate, George Lucas, just so happened to be finishing up a little film called Star Wars.

Lucas showed Kleiser some raw footage of Carrie from his film, but because Star Wars isn't a musical, Kleiser couldn't get an idea of Carrie's singing or dancing abilities and decided to pursue others for the role — like Olivia Newton-John.