John Travolta is still struggling to come to terms with 16-year-old Jett’s death, six months after the tragedy, and withdrew from promotional duties for the remake of the classic 1974 action thriller, leaving it up to director Tony Scott, his costar Denzel Washington and the rest of the cast to deal with the press in his absence.
Washington recently said of Travolta, “One moment, he’s OK, and the next he’s in tears. Needless to say, he’s struggling.”
And the Grease star is extremely grateful to have colleagues he can count on in his time of need.
In a statement to his fans on his official website, Travolta says, “It was a labor of love to work on this film with the producers Todd Black, Steve Tisch and Jason Blumenthal, the director Scott, and fellow cast members Washington, Luis Guzman, John Turturro and James Gandolfini …
“Tony, Denzel, Luis, John, James and Sony Pictures stepped up without hesitation to help promote this wonderful film, and their unselfish efforts have allowed my family the additional time to reconcile our loss.”
Jett, Travolta’s son with actress wife Kelly Preston, passed away in January after suffering a seizure while on a family vacation in the Bahamas.
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