ustralian singer Delta Goodrem, who portrayed Dame Olivia Newton-John in a 2018 biopic miniseries, has recalled the “stunning letter” the actress despatched her following her personal most cancers prognosis.
Ms Goodrem initially met the Grease star on the age of seven in an opportunity encounter in New York, years earlier than her personal profitable singing profession and touchdown a job on Neighbours.
Chatting with the Australian breakfast present Dawn, the 37-year-old actress mentioned it was essential that individuals all around the world got here collectively and continued to “have fun this stunning lady who has touched all of our lives”.
“Swiftly Sandy from Greece walks within the door and I keep in mind I used to be in my sparkly glasses, and I mentioned to my mum… ‘Sandy’s there mum, Sandy, Sandy, it’s Sandy.
“Olivia heard my Australian accent and she or he walked over to our desk and came visiting and mentioned, ‘Oh, I hear that you just’ve received Australian accents so you need to not be from round right here then?’
“She mentioned, ‘I hope I see you spherical tomorrow’ and so the subsequent day I regarded across the total (of) New York searching for Olivia Newton-John.”
The pair met once more when Ms Goodrem was 14 years previous, and when she was recognized with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2003 on the age of 18, Dame Olivia reached out to her.
“I received a stupendous letter from Olivia and simply speaking a couple of journey and that you just’ll see this as a present to have the ability to give again to folks and we bonded immediately,” she informed Dawn.
“There was one thing about every thing, each second.
“She was an instance of what it was to be a job mannequin and an instance of what it was to guide in kindness.
“It’s the identical with…what she did for thus many. She continued to faucet into this pillar of power, this fixed positivity and hope, and that’s what folks really feel from her.”
The pair continued to work collectively on charitable occasions and Ms Goodrem mentioned that Dame Olivia would all the time make time and say sure to her requests.
Talking in regards to the letter’s affect on her, the Neighbours star added: “Having somebody who has walked it, it’s a really totally different trade…it’s not as taboo to have the dialog about possibly what you may expertise.
“I believe that , particularly in Australia and the entire world, that she is there for folks, , and she or he nonetheless might be by means of her music and thru her life.”
In addition to the biopic miniseries, Ms Goodrem additionally launched a covers soundtrack album known as I Actually Love You in Might 2018.
The pair additionally recorded a duet, Proper Right here With You to assist elevate cash for Dame Olivia’s most cancers hospital in Melbourne.