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John Travolta sat down for an interview with the BBC recently, noting that he almost ended his career following son Jett’s death in 2009. He also spoke about celebrities and privacy, in light of the recent publication of the topless Duchess of Cambridge photos.
“I lost my son a few years ago and I had been having quite a time of that and after three years getting a lot of support from my church and a lot of support from people, fans, family I decided that it was OK to go back to work because I'd even thought of retiring at one point because it felt like too much,” he told BBC Breakfast’s Colin Patterson.
Jett died in 2009 following a seizure while vacationing in the Bahamas, reports Entertainmentwise. Following Jett’s death, Travolta and wife Kelly Preston had another son, Benjamin, in 2010.
Even though he did decide to go back to acting, Travolta has been very selective on his roles. In 2010, he did From Paris With Love, which was followed with Oliver Stone’s Savages, released this past summer. He agreed to work with Stone because it was a “high-end, five-star film.”
Travolta, who had to deal with allegations of sexual misconduct from masseurs recently, also talked about celebrities and how they try to remain private. He called today the “worst time to be famous,” adding, “There is a right to privacy whether you're famous or not famous and I feel that anyone being invaded at that level is unfortunate and there should be a law, no one would like that.”
According to Screen Daily, Travolta’s next project is Killing Season with Robert De Niro. He is also considering doing a Vince Lombardi biopic and reteaming with Face/Off director John Woo for a remake of his The Killer.