We have a new holiday on our hands, and it’s called Grease LIVE Premiere Day! That’s right we all get to go back to High School on Sunday, January 31st with a fresh new cast for the all-time classic. These are the cast members I’m crushing over the most… to say the least!
Julianne Hough as Sandy If ever there was someone to physically embody a role without even having to try it has to be Julianne right here and now. I can’t argue, she is PERFECT for Sandy. They may need to change the outcome of that American Bandstand dance contest because this Sandy can out Cha-Cha anyone from Saint Bernadette’s. #WATCHMEWHIP
Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo The HUDGE is back where she belongs! In fake high school hallways singing and dancing out all of her feels. This brings me back V. Hudge to your High School Musical days of yore and I’m sure she will the delight the hell out of us once again. If only we got Zac Efron to play Kenickie, that shit is what dreams are made of. #SEVENTEENFOREVER
Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchy I mean the hottest pop song of my adult life isn’t enough for her, she has to go and bring back one of the best teen best friend characters of my LYFE. If you need me to believe Carly Rae dropped out of high school to pursue a passion for the arts I’m sold. You’re now an actress, this is crazy, wish you luck girl, call me Frenchy. #PINKHAIRDONTCARE
Kether Donahue as Jan Okay Kether, here is the deal, I know we are friends in real life… we just haven’t been graced with the opportunity to meet yet. If you haven’t seen her genius at being horrible in You’re the Worst please do so immediately. My actual BFF played Jan in high school so basically, our friendship is destiny. Also, we’ve seen this lady eat ribs like she DGAF and it’s magic. #YASKWEENKETHER
Martin Short as Coach Calhoun (rumored) This is one rumor that had better be true. Mainly because I want Martin to reawaken his Performing Arts Professor character of Desmond Forrest Oates from the early 2000’s teen movie Get Over It. If you haven’t seen that one, leave right now, drive to the nearest shell of a Blockbuster video, punch yourself in the face because you missed your chance to see this GEM of a movie (jk find it online and BUY IT). #SHORTCHANGED
Ana Gasteyer as Principal McGee Again the casting choice evokes a memory. It’s the image of Ana and Will Ferrell as the Culps on SNL bringing the latest hits of today to your high school gym assembly. If it has been a minute since you’ve treated yourself to that musical snack, here you go sickos. She is perfection and has clearly been preparing for this role for years. I hope she sings the Rydell High Alma Mater WITH a baby xylophone. #SCHOOLED
Boyz II Men as Teen Angel Come ON! This is so perfect. We have the most classic boy band for the most classic teen musical. Whatever they sing to me, I would certainly listen to before the water runs dry, or I can’t re-enroll in class. Plus we already know they look great in all white. #ONBLENDEDMILKSHAKEKNEE
Didi Conn as Vi Would you just look at her? She is the cutest. I’m so glad they have at least ONE original cast cameo. The original Frenchy playing the waitress is the best use of this little nugget of a grandma who used to french inhale her cigarettes. She is head bitch in charge on this set, everybody better bow and kiss her class ring. #DONTCRYOVERSPILLEDMILKSHAKE
I’ve been practicing my hand jive for years and to celebrate I’m adding to the Pink Ladies Collection in the Etsy shop. Stay tuned for details this week!