It turns out that the last film starring Olivia Newton-John was a 2020 film with heavy meta commentary. The Excellent Mr. Dundee is a film about Paul Hogan, who played the role of Crocodile Dundee in the 1980s, as he tries to make sense of his life. trailer on YouTube shows Hogan grappling with the history of his role and Hollywood’s attempts to reboot the series he made famous. Newton-John, like Hogan, appears in the film as herself.
daily mail sniffed out Newton-John in 2018 on the set of The Magnificent Mr Dundee, and a source close to the production said: “Olivia and Paul have been good friends for decades. It makes perfect sense that he wanted her to play her role in the film, especially since it’s about him. Despite everything that Olivia goes through, she never stopped smiling. It was great to see her looking so happy and seeing Paul rallying around her.” The world is very saddened by the passing of Newton-John, but at least her last film appearance was with a close friend who offered support and kindness.