Travolta thanks Hollywood co-stars for support

June 12th, 2009 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS  

London, June 12 (IANS) Hollywood star John Travolta has thanked his co-stars for helping him deal with the death of his teenaged son early this year.
The grieving star, whose 16-year-old son Jett died after a seizure in January, was spared the promotional tour for his new movie, “The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3″ by the “unselfish efforts” of his fellow actors and he has thanked them for their unconditional support, reports thesun.co.uk.

“Director Tony Scott, Denzel Washington, Luis Guzman, John Turturro, James Gandolfini and Sony Pictures stepped up without hesitation to help promote this wonderful film, and their unselfish efforts have allowed my family the additional time to reconcile our loss,” he posted in a letter on his website.

“I am very proud of the efforts we have all made in making this movie, and I want each and every one of you to enjoy it. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed,” he added.

The 55-year-old actor who plays a villain in the movie, also said he was delighted with the “freedom” he was given in the movie.

“I was allowed to define, and then become, the ultimate evil mastermind,” he wrote.

“This role as an actor gave me the chance to dispense with all moral and ethical limitations and explore just how bad this character could really be,” he added.

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