Most of us are familiar with the iconic movie musical, which sees Olivia and John Travolta play Sandy Olsson and Danny Zuko, but the movie caused a stir recently after it aired on UK TV during the holidays.
Despite the criticism, however, most people seemed to conclude that the movie was a product of its time — and star Olivia Newton-John apparently agrees with them.
When asked about the backlash during a recent appearance on the A Life of Greatness podcast, Olivia said the movie is "not [meant] to be taken so seriously."
"I think in this particular instance, I think it's kind of silly, because the movie was made in the '70s about the '50s," the 72-year-old said. "It was a stage play. It's a musical. It's fun."
"It's a fun movie musical and not to be taken so seriously," she added.