July 10, 2007

John Travolta: much more than a woman!

You've seen him hit the dance floor in Stayin' Alive, get in trouble with Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction and play the bad guy in Swordfish. Now, could you picture John Travolta as... a woman? But that's exactly the role he is playing in the film Hairspray, a musical which opens July 20th in the U.S. (and 28 September in Brazil). Unlike some other famous actors, who have played men dressed as women, Travolta will be seen on screen as a real woman - Edna Turnblad - the mother of a teenage girl who is obsessed with a TV show. What made him do it? Read and listen to this interview and find out!


fernanda said...

I saw Oprah interviewing the cast and I had the impression that the movie is really amusing, although some drag queens are protesting against John Travolta's character.

Anonymous said...

It's funny that drag queens aren't happy because Travolta's character is a woman, not a drag queen!
Melissa (RJ)

Mônica Veado said...

Well, I remember very little about the original film (1988), but I'm definitely curious to see John Travolta playing the mom... He/She looks great in the picture! LOL!