Olivia Newton-John will not watch Delta Goodrem emulate her in TV biopic
“When they told me they were doing it, I was horrified”
Aussie icon Olivia Newton-John has made headlines this week after she sat down with Australian Women’s Weekly to chat about her near 70 years (yeah, we can’t believe it, either!) and her autobiography, Don't Stop Believin’.
During the interview, the Aussie legend made reference to the upcoming miniseries inspired by her life, Olivia: Hopelessly Devoted to You… and mentioned that she won’t be watching along.
"There is also a movie of my life that's been made in Australia with Delta Goodrem playing me,” she told the mag.
"I probably won't watch it,” she shared.
“When they told me they were doing it, I was horrified, because despite the fact that I'm well known I'm kind of private and my private life, even though it gets into the papers, is not something I want to talk about."
"I worry about the people in my life. It's not their fault they were married to me or were my boyfriend, so I didn't want it to happen.”
The singer and actress went on to explain that when she accepted the series was going to go ahead, she decided to “make something positive out of the negative” and she asked that profits could be donated to her hospital (the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre).
On the casting of Goodrem specifically, however, Newton-John sounded fairly pleased:
"I love Delta. I think she's a really good actress and a great singer so that made it okay, because we're friends", she told the publication.
"In the beginning she called me and asked, 'Shall I do it or not?' First I said, 'I'm not sure,' and then I said, 'Oh you do it'."
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