Jordan Fisher‘s head is still spinning just days after the premiere of Grease: Live.
Speaking with Cosmopolitan, the 21-year-old actor opened up about the mishap you didn’t see, his “Frenchy” Carly Rae Jepsen, his heartthrob moment and more. Check it:
On working with Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchy: “She’s incredibly gifted, incredibly talented girl, very hard-working, very easy to work with. She deserves a stage the size of the world, like she got yesterday. We actually were talking yesterday about collaborating in terms of music and we’re going to try to make that happen.
On dropping “Counterfeit” just before the premiere: “We wanted everybody to have something to hear. It’s not the first single for the album, but it is a song that is on the album. We’re not doing the first push for the big single for another couple of months, but me and my team were all excited for people to hear [something], just in case they saw Grease and liked what they saw.”
On the behind-the-scenes moment that could’ve been a disaster: “There was one moment right after ‘Greased Lightning.’ It includes all of those wardrobe changes — I think a total of eight wardrobe changes in a matter of 10 minutes — [and] going from Stage 23 to Stage 26 to begin ‘Magic Changes.’ All that’s happening in my mind in between those two numbers it’s like, ‘All right, catch a breath. You only have a second.’ Then we hit a bit of a traffic jam. We hopped on the golf cart after ‘Greased Lightning’ and there was a truck that pulled up at an intersection that we needed to get by. [We] ended up making it all work, thank god.”
On being everyone’s new crush: “I really appreciate that. That’s very sweet. Like I said, I didn’t really expect what came last night. You can’t really prepare yourself. I feel like last night was a Super Bowl moment — and I’m looking forward to the next one.”
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We still can’t get the songs from Grease: Live out of our heads after last night’s amazing production, so thankfully Fox has uploaded almost every performance video online!
Some of the ones that we can’t stop watching include Vanessa Hudgens‘ heart-breaking rendition of “There Are Worst Things I Could Do” and Keke Palmer‘s show-stopping number “Freddy My Love,” which wasn’t featured in the movie version.
Make sure to listen to the soundtrack to hear all the great songs again. The album is climbing the charts on iTunes and it currently sits in the top five.
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Jessie J kicks off the soundtrack with her version of the classic “Grease is the Word” and Joe Jonas makes an appearance with his band DNCE for a new version of their hit song “Cake By the Ocean,” among other tracks.
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“Can’t believe it’s here. Can’t wait for y’all to see the fun we’ve been having. #GreaseLive,” Jordan hyped up his fans on Twitter.
Julianne added on Instagram, “Tonight’s the night! It’s finally here! I can’t wait for you all to see and be a part of this magical journey we as a cast and crew have all been on! This truly changed my life! I’m so incredibly grateful! My 10 year old dreamer self has been reignited! All my love light and joy to you all!! Have an absolute blast tonight… And make sure you hashtag #GreaseLIVE tonight! Mwah Jules xoxo.”
Grease: Live airs TONIGHT, Sunday, January 31st @ 7PM ET/PT on Fox!
The 30-year-old singer, who will play Frenchy in tonight’s Grease: Live, showed off the gift on Instagram from Didi, who played the role in the 1978 film.
“Dear sweet #didiconn I can’t thank you enough for your generous spirit and inspiring talent. This locket/ original Frenchy shirt you left in my room had me crying those happy tears. Xoxo #FRENCHY loves for life!” Carly Raecaptioned.
Check out the sweet message Didi left for Carly Rae on the shirt!
Despite her dad passing away last night, Vanessa will be going on with the show and dedicating her performance tonight to him.
The one-night-only special will be airing live from the Warner Bros. Studios lot in Los Angeles and this is the first time that a live musical production of this kind is having a studio audience. Tune in at 7pm ET/PT on Fox!
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