We talk movies with Danny Bayne, the star of new musical Grease, which hits Dublin this month.
Q: What can you tell us about this new tour of Grease? A: The show is on tour in the UK & Ireland for the first time in over 5 years- direct from a fantastic 4 year run in London’s West End! It’s young, energetic and fun- an all-time favourite and the ultimate feel-good, pick me up musical!
Q. How does it feel to be reprising your role as Danny in Grease for the tour? A: Fantastic, having the best time ever with a great cast!
Q: Are you a fan of the original 1978 John Travolta/Olivia Newton John movie? A: Yes, absolutely! I love the simplicity of the story and the music. I was very young (about 6) when I first saw the film- and have been a big fan of Grease ever since!
Q: How does the musical production differ from the movie version? A: It’s different in parts but still with the great tunes and songs that everyone knows and loves and the same loveable story.
Q. What’s your favourite song from the movie/musical production and why? A: Greased Lightnin’- because it rocks!
Q: Have you ever seen the movie sequel, Grease 2? What are your thoughts on that? A: Yes, very good but nowhere near the same cult status as the original.
Q: How did it feel to put on the iconic Grease clothes for the first time? That leather jacket? The famous quiff? A: Amazing! It’s a great feeling to represent someone so iconic!
Q: Why do you think Grease is still as popular today as when it first came out? A: The simple love story and the great music- something that people of all ages can relate to and enjoy!
Q: Tell us about the last movie you saw? (either in cinema, video, DVD or TV) A: The Lincoln Lawyer and Brighton Rock- both great movies with terrific acting.
Q: What is your favourite Irish movie and why? A: In Bruges. Maybe not Irish but great Irish leads- and very, very funny!
Q: What is your favourite movie of all time? A: The King of Comedy- Robert De Niro
Q: What movie could you never sit through again? (How come?) A: Bruno. I love Sacha Baron Cohen but that was just terrible.
Q: Have you ever cried during a movie? Which one? A: Yes- the Green Mile, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember…need I go on?!
Q: The First Movie You Ever Saw In A Cinema? A: Oops- The Spice Girls Movie (ha ha!)
Q: What Movie Do You Wish They’d Make A Sequel To? A: Porky’s- I’ve seen one and two. Would love to see an up to date 3rd!
GREASE is playing at Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin from August 9th to August 27th 2011. Tickets are priced 25 euro from Ticketmaster.