They move like greased lights.
American actor John Travolta has revisited his iconic role as Danny Zuko from the beloved 1978 musical “Grease” for a brand new commercial for Super Bowl LV. But instead of Olivia Newton-John, Travolta’s dance partner is her 20-year-old daughter, Ella.
The New York Post reports that Travolta and Ella perform “Born to Hand Jive” as part of a commercial promoting Scott & Miracle Gro. For just 45 seconds, Ella is seen leading her father, who tries to set up a selfie stick to shoot a video. Once successful, the two engage in these familiar moves.
But Travolta and Ella aren’t the only stars to appear in the Super Bowl commercial. Martha Stewart – who later comments on how Travolta “always had it” – is seen gardening at one point. Carl Weathers, too, appears in all his glory, probably at the release of the second season of “The Mandalorian”.
Travolta has been relatively absent from the public eye in recent years. The New Jersey native rose to popularity when he was Vinny Barbarino on the 1975 sitcom, “Welcome Back, Kotter,” then rose to fame for his fluid movements in films such as “Saturday Night Fever” and, of course, “Fat.”
Travolta’s last critically acclaimed role was as Robert Shapiro in FX’s “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”. Upcoming roles were not disclosed.