John Travolta has explored different genres throughout his career, but he would love nothing more than to play the next Bond — James Bond — villain.
Although most fans who have followed the American actor’s career from his Saturday Night Fever and Grease days don’t associate Travolta with baddies, he has a track record of playing villains, such as his role as Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction and the two faced Sean Archer/Castor Troy in Face Off.
But for John Travolta, the ultimate bad guy would be a Bond villain and he won’t rest until he gets it. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph the actor said:
“I would love that. They’re going a different way with their villain in this next film but I’ve spoken to (producer) Barbara Broccoli about it and she loves the idea, so that would be great.”
During the interview the very private John Travolta talked about fame and what he thinks of the over-glorification of Hollywood stars and being famous for doing nothing (was that a shot at the Kardashians?):
“I always feel like a terrible snob when I say this, but I would be embarrassed to be famous for not doing anything. Fame is already a tricky thing but to have it when you have no particular ability is a strange thing, I think.”
Travolta adds it’s about a modern cult of “voyeurism” he says about people obsessed with celebrities.
“What do they look like going shopping? What do they look like when they go on a date? How are they with their children and when they eat? What else can all that be but voyeurism?”
John Travolta is a known Scientologist and credits the religious group for helping him get through the shock of losing his son Jett in 2009 — who suffered from Kawasaki disease and had a history of seizures.
The actor, after a long break following the heartbreaking loss, has a few roles lined up and is poised to make his return to the big screen with heist movie The Forger, then he will play John Gotti Sr in a 2015 biopic about the mobster boss.
An emotional John Travolta admits:
“Oh my God. 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.”
But things have gotten better for John Travolta and Kelly Preston — his wife of 23-years — who have admittedly attended marriage counseling, when they welcomed a son, Ben, in 2010. The couple also has a 17-year-old daughter, Ella Bleu.