John Travolta recalls dancing the night away with
You might think that ballroom dances between a charming prince and lovely princess a
You might think that ballroom dances between a charming prince and lovely princess are just the stuff of animated Disney movies. But John Travolta lived that experience off-screen almost 35 years ago, when he cut a rug with Princess Diana at a White House dinner in November 1985. At the time, Diana was still a new addition to the British royal family, having married Prince Charles four years prior. The two were on a tour of the U.S., and then-first lady Nancy Reagan organized an event in their honor. Travolta, meanwhile, had graduated from scene-stealer status on the sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter and become a big-screen superstar thanks to hits like Saturday Night Fever and Grease, both of which established him as America’s leading dancing heartthrob.
It’s no wonder that the first lady decided to pair the two at the White House... although she didn’t prepare Travolta for his role. “I didn’t know until I got there that I was supposed to dance with her,” the actor reveals to Yahoo Entertainment. “[Princess Diana] kept that a secret when she met me. She didn’t know that Nancy Reagan hadn’t told me yet that this was the plan — that I was the Prince Charming of the evening.” (Watch our video interview above.)
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