John Travolta has played a number of characters in his career, but there’s still one that he wants to tackle – a Bond villain.
Speaking with the Telegraph, Travolta stated that although he has played a number of bad guys he won’t “close the chapter on playing villains” until he gets to face off against secret agent 007 in a film.
I would love that. They’re going a different way with their villain in this next film but I’ve spoken to Barbara Broccoli about it and she loves the idea, so that would be great.
I don’t think that Travolta is necessarily a bad actor, but he is much more a movie star than a movie actor. I am at a loss to think of a film performance where he has entirely and convincingly disappeared into a character, though he does come close in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. There’s always a bit of the Travolta persona peeking out. And I don’t think that’s the experience I want in my Bond film, nor do I think that that’s what the producers of the franchise want, unless they are planning on a major tonal switch from the far grittier one they established when they rebooted the series by bringing in Daniel Craig to star as the suave British secret agent.