John Travolta Finally Addresses Rumors


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Iconic actor John Travolta doesn't give too many revealing interviews. However, the Pulp Fiction star recently opened up to The Daily Beast while attending The Toronto Film Festival in support of his film The Forger.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Douglas Gotterba, a former pilot who worked for Travolta in the 1980s, will have the opportunity to claim in a lawsuit that he does not have to abide by a confidentiality agreement with Travolta. Gotterba plans to write a tell-all book about an alleged affair with the actor.

When asked about the lawsuit, the 60-year-old replied, "This is every celebrity’s Achilles heel. It’s just about people wanting money. That’s all. It happens on many levels."

Travolta is certainly no stranger to rumors, but he says that he doesn't let the media speculation get to him, "I don’t care that much about it. Other people may attack it back more than I do, but I let all the media stuff go a long time ago because I can’t control it. I think that’s why it persists, to some degree."

The one time that Travolta did get upset with the media was following the sudden death of his son Jett, "I found it most offensive with the loss of my son. I felt like that was the lowest I’d ever felt. Sex stuff is always going to be interesting to somebody, but you stay away from family. You really should. With that, I always felt like the media—not all of the media, but parts of it—went too low there."

The interview wasn't all about rumors and speculation, however. Pulp Fiction recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary. The acclaimed film is often regarded as Travolta's Hollywood comeback. When asked about a favorite moment from the film, Travolta said, "I watched it at Cannes this year, and it’s still got it. The scene that gave me the most pleasure was the scene with Uma in Jack Rabbit Slims—the whole conversation, intrigue, and then moving onto the dance floor. That was my favorite to film."

"Vincent’s getting to the bottom of why he’s so intimidated by the date, and then she says, “A foot massage? You think he’d kill someone for that?” She tells me it’s bullshit and that wasn’t why he was thrown out the window, so it brings a bit of relief to the character, and the spirit of the scene was very playful. She’s trying to size me up about why I’m so aloof, and the scene with the cherry where she’s looking at me thinking, “What’s this guy all about?"