Edith "Didi" Conn, who famously played Frenchy in "Grease," is opening up about the last conversation she had with longtime pal Olivia Newton-John.
In an interview with "Good Morning," Didi revealed that she spoke to the four-time Grammy winner just a few weeks ago. In that chat, Olivia acknowledged that her health was failing.
"She told me that she wasn't walking anymore and she had full-time care," Didi said, "but her husband, John, and her daughter, Chloe, were there all the time and she told me they were just so hopelessly devoted."
Olivia and Didi shot to fame together as members of the Pink Ladies in "Grease." Their friendship endured until Olivia, who played Sandy in the 1978 musical, passed on Aug. 8.
Did said she wanted to remember Olivia as being surrounded by "love and light."
"It just so happens that's how she would sign all her letters and her emails. 'Love and Light, Olivia,'" Didi added.
"I think I will remember her singing," Didi continued. "When she'd be doing concerts, she would sing as her encore, 'I Honestly Love You,' and she would put her hands out like this to her audience to say, 'I honestly love you.' And I think that's how I'll always remember her — this big heart who just cared so much for everybody. And we will honestly always love her too."
"You made all of our lives so much better," John wrote on Instagram.
In thinking back to first meeting Olivia on the set of "Grease," Didi remembered thinking that the "Physical" singer was "gorgeous" and "perfect."
"She was nervous. The first scene we had together — coming on the first day of school — and she told me, she had been in another movie and it didn't go as well as she had hoped," Didi said. "So I just began improvising with her. I said, 'Oh, I'm so happy. I have a neighbor named Sandy who came from Australia and we just, you know, all of a sudden she's looking at me like, 'Is this in the script? What's going on here?' We started to play too and before we knew it, we were walking into Rydell and she thanked me afterwards and she said she would always be grateful for that."