The “Saturday Night Fever” and “Pulp Fiction” star says a turn as a villain in a 007 movie would let him “close the chapter”
John Travolta would say yes to playing the next Dr. No.
The “Saturday Night Fever” and “Pulp Fiction” star said being a baddie in a 007 film is a dream that he’d like to see become reality, and would let him “close the chapter” on playing villains.
“I would love that,” he said in an interview with the U.K.’s Telegraph. “They’re going a different way with their villain in this next film but I’ve spoken to (Bond movie producer) Barbara Broccoli about it and she loves the idea, so that would be great.”
Travolta will next be seen in the heist movie “The Forger,” then as John Gotti Sr. in a 2015 biopic about the mobster, “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father.”
He offered his thoughts on a number of subjects in the interview:
On hearing the BeeGees’ “Night Fever” in a bar: “Of course it makes me smile,” he says. “And it makes me feel very validated. But I also have this fear that people are going to expect me to get up and dance.”
On the 2009 death of 16-year-old son Jett, whom Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston lost after he suffered a seizure: “I’m probably less terrified of death than your average fellow now, because people so near to me have suffered before their time and I just feel that if they can do it, so can I. The edge – the panic that most people feel – has been taken off death for me. I almost feel like it’s disrespectful to fear it when others have been able to do it.”
On the value of Scientology during those difficult times: “I don’t know what I would have done if I hadn’t had the support of Scientology. I don’t think I could have got through it. They were with me every day after Jett died. They even traveled with me when I needed to get away. And for a solid two years it was like that. It was only in the second year that I started to take a break of a day or two just to see how I was doing on my own.”
On his upcoming milestone birthday: “I don’t love the idea of turning 60, so I had hoped to keep it under the radar.”