Forgery plays a crucial part in the life of Travolta's character in "The Forger," which is directed by Philip Martin and stars Abigal Spencer, Jennifer Ehle, Christopher Plummer and "Scouts vs. Zombies" actor Tye Sheridan.
Describing himself as a person who does not believe in the blunt truth, Travolta told The Independent, "If you care about someone, you can tell them the truth that is caring towards them. You don't have to ruin them with the truth, even if you could. Why? What's the purpose of that?"
Years ago, the 60-year-old actor had studied watercolour because he loved Edward Hopper and his brother and grandfather are into painting, but he still went to Hong Kong to study painting for his role in "The Forger."
"I really wanted to understand what a forger might feel he has to do to duplicate that," he explained. "In your own life, I think you have to be very truthful to yourself, for sure. Then, I think you have to estimate how truthful you can be to others."
Recently, Travolta responded to the gay rumors involving him for the first time, specifically the pending lawsuit filed against him by Douglas Gotterba, a former pilot for his aircraft company Alto who claimed they had a six-year gay affair.
"This is every celebrity's achilles heel. It's just about people wanting money. That's all. It happens on many levels," Travolta told The Daily Beast.
Gotterba responded to Travolta's denial by telling Daily Mail, "What John Travolta said about me in a recent interview is an inaccurate description of what our court case is about."
According to Gotterba, their dispute is "purely about declaratory relief and will be a non-monetary judgement" and is "about the truth and my right for a court to decide who is telling the truth, not for Mr Travolta to make a judgement."
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