We got chills, they're multiplyin'! John Travolta’s famous chin dimple and baby blues are making their way to London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, to chat about the highs and lows of life in the spotlight in A Conversation with John Travolta. You’ve seen him moving his pelvis on screen in Grease and Saturday Night Fever (actually, even in the film adaptation of Hairspray), but on February 16 the Oscar nominee will open up on stage to host Barry Norman, as well as take questions from audience members. Norman replaces the previously announced Jonathan Ross.
“If you had told me I would play a president or a heroin addict hit man or even that role [playing the mother] in Hairspray, those are not roles I would conjure up from my own imagination,” Travolta admitted to London’s Evening Standard. Well yeah, we’ll always think of him as the sexy guy with amazing rhythm, swinging his hips for perm having, spandex-clad ladies.
You’d think those hips wouldn't move as well as they used to, but he completely killed it with his Adam Shankman choreographed moves as Edna in Hairspray. Travolta admitted, “I never used to look forward to any exercise but dance, but I look forward to it now.”
As for playing one of the most iconic roles in musical theater that will be recreated in high school auditoriums for generations to come? “I love that ‘You’re The One That I Want’ is the number one duet in the history of music. It’s not an easy achievement to have. You can’t predict that kind of thing.”