Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Trevor Noah has pulled out at the last minute from hosting the MAMAs 2016, due to 'a severe upper respiratory infection'

John Travolta has had death on his mind since he was five years old!

2014-10-06 09:06
 John Travolta

Los Angeles - John Travolta has thought about death since he was five years old.

The 60-year-old movie icon admitted the reality of his own mortality has been something he's always been aware of since his childhood - and he even thought someone could "die of a broken heart."

He told The Independent newspaper: "You're talking about a kid who's thought about life and death since he was five years old.

"I watched this Fellini movie when I was five called La Strada and I said to my father 'Why did Giulietta Masina die?' and he said, 'She died of a broken heart.' I said, 'Without being ill?' He said 'Yes!' It changed my whole life. I never wanted to break anyone's heart, for sure! But it made me consider that."

Meanwhile, the Pulp Fiction actor discussed his career and how being in the film industry means you have to learn to be a fake by becoming another person.

He explained: "As an actor, you're pretending you're other people. You're actually hired to do it. And how well you do it is how well you research the characters. There it's important."

"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. I'm not a person who believes in the blunt truth. I think it's bullshit."

He insisted there is a different degree of truth depending who you are talking to, with certain things kept secret from children, for example.

He added: "Lying and the truth is an interpretive thing. What would you call it? A variable? You have a child, but you don't tell them truths about certain things. You don't tell Grandma certain truths because maybe it's not necessary."

Read more on:    john travolta  |  celebrities publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent Gossip

Lindsay Lohan reportedly owes almost £78 000 in rent on a property in London. Read More »

Kanye West's sweet birthday message to Kim Kardashian West will have you shed a tear. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.