September 20, 2021

John Travolta shared the story behind his White House dance with Princess Diana.

It’s been 25 years since John Travolta shared a wonderful dance with Princess Diana on the White House floor, but it’s still one of the most talked about performances today. The actor recently mentioned the events that led to an instant dance with the Princess of Wales, calling it a “moment of stories”.

The dance took place while Diana was visiting the White House as part of her and Prince Charles’ first official visit to the United States in 1985. President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan invited celebrities from all walks of life to a special dinner. Including John Travolta

In a special clip of the new special “In her own words: Diana, Princess of Wales.“Which premiered on PBS at 8pm ET, the Oscar winner revealed that, contrary to one’s expectations, the dance was actually Diana’s dream come true.

The 67-year-old recalled that he went to dinner “with great humility” because he thought he was “an extra person in a very important people’s room.” However, the host soon approached him at dinner and said that he was expected to actually take the main stage with the British monarchy.

“About 10 o’clock at night, Nancy Reagan put her hand on my shoulder and said, ‘Princess, her fantasy is to dance with you. Would you like to dance with her tonight?’ And I said, ‘OK,’ ‘the “fat” star remembered.

The actor also revealed that there was actually a bit of tension a few minutes before the dance. She reminded me, “My heart is pounding, you know, and I patted her on the shoulder and she turned to look at me, and she gave me such an embarrassing dip.” [of her chin] That’s what he did, and he looked at me, and I said, ‘Would you like to dance with me?’ ‘

“The whole room was clean. We felt like 15 minutes,” Travolta said.

Explaining the moment to the fairy tale Cinderella, the actor explained, “It was a storybook moment. When we finished, we bowed, and, you know, she was off, and I was off. And my car turned into a pumpkin

Princess Diana.
November 9, 1985: Princess Diana, dressed in the Victor Edelstein gown, dances with John Travolta at the White House dinner.

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