John Travolta Danced With 50 Cent (Lol), Says He Doesn't Think About #MeToo (Ugh)
The "citizen of the world" got down at the after party of his new film.
It's been a weird few days for John Travolta -- and that's a sentence we feel like gets said quite a lot.
The Grease star is currently in Cannes for the premiere of his new film Gotti (which he plays the titular role) and for some reason 50 Cent was performing at the after-party.
Travolta, wearing something very similar to the puffy shirt from Seinfeld, took to the stage to debut what can only be described as "that one aunt at a wedding who had two half-glasses of someone else's white wine despite her doctor saying she shouldn't and now wants to get on the dance floor" moves.
Posting a video of the song and dance number, 50 Cent tweeted, "I only came out here because of him".
That just raises even MORE questions ... like WHERE did 50 Cent and John Travolta even meet?
Travolta then went to a talk about his career as part of the festival's master class series. According to Amy Kaufman from the LA Times, the actor spent two hours discussing everything from Saturday Night Fever to Battlefield Earth.
One thing he didn't want to discuss, though, was the #MeToo movement.
The #MeToo movement, and the encompassing issues surrounding gender inequality within the industry, has been a huge conversation at Cannes this year -- with jury president Cate Blanchett leading a protest of 82 women on the steps of the Palais and Kristen Stewart removing her heels on the red carpet. The festival's director signed a charter pledging to improve gender parity at the festival this week.
Travolta had less interest, however, saying, "I honestly don't know a ton about [#MeToo]".
"I try my best to keep people equal -- men, women, races. My father was brilliant at it, he had a global viewpoint. I'm a citizen of the globe, and I'm a citizen of groups and people."
Later, when discussing working with male and female directors the 64-year-old said, "I don't really make a lot of difference between the sexes ... I find it kind of inhuman sometimes because we're all in the same boat together".
Gotti, which has not gotten the most favourable reviews at Cannes, made headlines when its initial distributor Lionsgate dumped it 10 days before release. Lionsgate stayed silent regarding the sudden move, but that didn't stop the press and public from speculating that the quick drop could be related to upcoming sexual misconduct allegations -- not out of the question given that Travolta has been accused several times over alleged harassment as recently as last November.
However, the actor went on the front foot saying it was his decision to take the film out of the hands of Lionsgate when their distribution plan wasn't wide enough, saying speculation was "bordering on fake news".
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