Hollywood Insighter - In a clear case of serendipitous Hollywood karma Universal Studios revealed today that it will be paparazzi-plagued, good-girl-gone-bad with the heart of gold, Kirsten Stewart, that will be given the coveted role of Sandy Olsson in the studio's upcoming redux of the musical classic Grease. Forced to grow up from the heat lamps of media glare, the former Twilight star has apparently elevated from "teen cute" into "adult temptress," and caught the eye of Universal execs who started considering her for the complex Sandy role in the aftermath of her sex scandal.
While it was Olivia Newton-John who won the world over with her amazing good-girl-bad-girl duality in the original Grease film, Universal has admittedly had great deal of difficulty in casting for this all important role. "We knew it needed to be someone as comfortable with being a Soccer Mom as being a Vegas escort," one Universal Casting Department staffer remarked during the search. The requirement for singing, dancing and acting skills also needed for the role being self-evident.
Rocketed above stardom by scandal after her confession of extra-relationship relations, Kirsten now seems to have used the entire experience to mature personally and to unveil a new genuine sexuality that old and new Stewart fans alike seem to crave. Freed from the limiting, predictable and vanilla shackles of her pasty Robert Pattinson years, the now life-experienced Ms. Stewart seems to have emerged into the sexy liberated woman she was always meant to be, and it appears Universal Studios believes so too.
While the studio has remained mum on who will play John Travolta's cherished Danny role in the multi-million dollar endeavor, rumors among Universal insiders say that the short list includes the likes of Matt Damon, Chris Brown and Rosie O'Donnell, just to name a few. Universal did confirm however, that a casting offer was extended to Robert Pattinson for the role of Eugene Felnic, though they indicated that they had not yet heard back from Mr. Pattinson's team.