`Disgraced` John Travolta to face press to promote new flick
London: John Travolta, who has been quiet after multiple accusations of sexual assault, is to face the media as his new film is set to be released.
The 58-year-old actor will soon be back on the big screen, but weeks of negative headlines have focused on his personal life.
Travolta plays a corrupt Drug Enforcement Administration agent in ‘Savages’, an Oliver Stone film about a war between marijuana growers and a Mexican drug cartel, the Daily Express reported.
It is the charismatic bad guy role that has kept Travolta popular in his later career, although he is not considered one of the film’s lead actors.
This weekend, the two-time Oscar nominee is expected to face the media for the first time since the headlines broke as he begins doing publicity for the movie with selected TV outlets.
According to a source, Travolta’s recent PR difficulties have not altered his publicity schedule or marketing of the film.
The source said that Travolta was doing the same amount of interviews as the film’s other stars, which include Benicio del Toro and Salma Hayek.
Travolta’s first film since 2010 comes less than two months after the actor was accused in a lawsuit of groping two masseurs.
The case quickly unravelled after Travolta’s lawyer discredited one of the anonymous accusers by showing the actor was across the country on the day of one of the alleged incidents.