John Travolta remembered the « fairytale » moment when he danced with Princess Diana at Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s gala dinner in the 1985 White House.
« I didn’t think they would ask me to dance with her. I had the great privilege and honor of doing so and thought, » There has to be a reason and I better give it my all « Said Travolta, 67, in his May 2021 cover story to Esquire Spain.
The » fat « star recalled the pressure to make sure everything went smoothly with the king, who died in 1997. </ P "That meant doing the dance well and making sure we had fun. That was the easy part," he said. "But just the fact of greeting Diana appropriately, being confident and encouraging her to dance was one Complicated task. "
Travolta went on to describe the energy in the room of the event and how Diana responded to his invitation to go to the dance floor.
» Think about the surroundings. We were in the White House It’s midnight. The stage is like a dream, « he recalled. » I walk up to her, touch her elbow n and invite them to dance. She turns around and smiles a little sadly at me and accepts my invitation. And there we danced together like it was a fairy tale. “
In retrospect, the Saturday Night Fever star still can’t believe that he had the honor to groove with Diana.
“ Who could ever imagine that something like this would happen to them one day ? » he asked. « I was smart enough to remember it as a very special, magical moment. »
She and the Prince of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry’s parents, divorced in 1996 after 15 years of marriage. A year later, at the age of 36, she was tragically killed in a car accident.
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