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'It's a movie - it's not me': Olivia Newton-John says she had to 'make peace' with the TV biopic about her life starring Delta Goodrem to avoid feeling 'stressed'

Olivia Newton-John previously admitted that she was horrified when the Channel Seven biopic based on her life was announced.

And now she reveals she's 'made peace' with the idea, because otherwise it would have caused her undue stress.   

'I made a decision. In life, if you're fighting something, or resisting something, it just causes stress inside you,' the star told the Herald Sun this week.

 

Struggles! Olivia Newton-John previously admitted that she was horrified when the Channel Seven biopic based on her life was announced. Now she's 'made peace' with the idea

Struggles! Olivia Newton-John previously admitted that she was horrified when the Channel Seven biopic based on her life was announced. Now she's 'made peace' with the idea

The 69-year-old added: 'I thought: 'I'm going to go with the flow.''

Olivia also feels that the movie ultimately isn't really about her, so much as it's about her legend in the public eye. 

'It's weird to have a movie made about you when you're still alive. It's a movie – it's not me,' she told the paper. 

The comments come after earlier on Thursday, Delta Goodrem – who plays Olivia in the two-part mini series – responded to the Grease star's concerns, saying she 'can see it in her own time.'

Speaking to WHO, The Voice coach, 33, said: 'I can't wait for her to see it one day, but it doesn't have to be when everybody else does.'  

 Playing Olivia: 'I made a decision. In life, if you're fighting something, or resisting something, it just causes stress inside you,' Olivia tells the Herald Sun

 Playing Olivia: 'I made a decision. In life, if you're fighting something, or resisting something, it just causes stress inside you,' Olivia tells the Herald Sun

Someone else: 'It's weird to have a movie made about you when you're still alive. It's a movie - it's not me,' Olivia admitted 

Someone else: 'It's weird to have a movie made about you when you're still alive. It's a movie – it's not me,' Olivia admitted 

Delta admitted that Olivia wasn't the only one who had reservations, saying they both discussed their doubts about the project in a phone call. 

Eventually, Olivia said she wanted Delta to take on the role, and gave her blessing. 

'Olivia called me and said, 'I'd really like you to do this,' and then I took that in and treasured it and looked at it in the way that I couldn't imagine anyone caring as much as I possibly could,' Delta told the publication. 

Also worried: Delta admitted that Olivia wasn't the only one who had reservations, saying they both discussed their doubts about the project in a phone call

Also worried: Delta admitted that Olivia wasn't the only one who had reservations, saying they both discussed their doubts about the project in a phone call

Staying away:  The Let's Get Physical singer said she wasn't too keen to watch the biopic

Staying away:  The Let's Get Physical singer said she wasn't too keen to watch the biopic

Last month, The Let's Get Physical singer said she wasn't too keen to watch the biopic. 

She told Australian Women's Weekly: 'I probably won't watch it. When they told me they were doing it, I was horrified.'  

 Delta supported her mentor: The Voice coach, 33, said, 'I can't wait for her to see it one day, but it doesn't have to be when everybody else does'

 Delta supported her mentor: The Voice coach, 33, said, 'I can't wait for her to see it one day, but it doesn't have to be when everybody else does'

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