In the heist film directed by Philip Martin, Travolta plays the role of an art forger who must forge a painting by Claude Monet for a crime syndicate who plan to steal it from a museum, so he can secure an early release from prison. Co-starring Marcus Thomas, Abigail Spencer and Travis Aaron Wayde. On learning to paint:
I went to Hong Kong, and I studied with a famous instructor there, and then in the US with another gentleman. I had studied watercolour years ago because I loved Hopper, Edward Hopper, and my grandfather was a painter, and my brother paints. I took it up as well. But I really wanted to understand what a forger might feel he has to do to duplicate that.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live’s post Oscar show, Travolta finally explains the reason for flubbing Idina Menzel’s name at the 2014 Oscars. His excuses: he ran into Goldie Hawn backstage which got him off track, the prompter put the name onscreen in a phonetic form, and his 15 minutes to speak became one minute and 15 seconds.
She’s had one of the best years of her career, and she gives me credit!
Travolta also acknowledged his awkward reunion with Menzel at this year’s Oscars:
Apparently, I played with her chin too much.
Travolta accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominates Olivia Newton John.
Travolta reflects on working with Williams on Old Dogs, saying he worked hard for the people around him:
I’ve never known a sweeter, brighter, more considerate person than Robin. Robin’s commitment as an artist to lifting our mood and making us happy is compared to none. He loved us all and we loved him back
Travolta speaks to Letterman on how his family travels with him through filming and moments at home. He loves being a father. Recently he found that his daughter, Ella, is a great singer and his two year old son is a barfly.
Get me a drink dad. Down the hatch. Cheers. One for the road.
Travolta and Preston appear on the cover of People after their son dies of health issues at the age of 16. Travolta’s son was found unconscious in their family home near Nassau. Source:
It is beyond shock—it is devastating. To bury your son is the worst thing you can ever do. It is beyond words.