Grease’s Rizzo looks ‘unrecognisable’ in rare TV appearance

2017-10-18 12:26

Cape Town - Is that you, Betty Rizzo?

When Stockard Channing appeared on a British talk show recently, fans couldn’t believe their eyes – was this really Betty Rizzo from the hit flick Grease?

Of course, 40 years on people do not look the same, but many viewers immediately took to social media to accuse the 73-year-old of resorting to plastic surgery and looking “unrecognisable”, according to Metro.

“Oh my god what has Rizzo done to herself?” one shocked viewer questioned, while another tweeted, “Good grief, Stockard Channing looks unrecognisable . . .  Such a shame that people feel they can't simply age gracefully”. 

But MailOnline reports others were quick to defend the actress, writing, “Before you s**g off Stockard Channing, remember she is 73 years old.”

Stockard was 33 when she starred as the feisty teenager in the 1978 film which starred Olivia Newton and John Travolta and which is set to celebrate its 40th anniversary next year.

But despite Grease being one of most iconic and best loved films of all time, Stockard, who currently appears on London’s West End in Apologia, has only seen it twice, Digital Spy reports.

“I saw it when it first opened and there was a 20th anniversary and I went with a friend of mine and her little girl.”

When asked what made her character so likeable, she replied, “Her vulnerability was her appeal.”

Here’s a throwback to Stockard’s spectacular performance in the hit movie:

SOURCES: MailOnline, Metro, Digital Spy

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