John Travolta Talks Working with Fred Durst

  • Axl Rosenberg

So remember how Fred Durst is directing this very odd-sounding new movie called Moose starring John Travolta as a guy who lost control of the electric shears while giving himself a haircut?

John Travolta Talks Working with Fred Durst

Well, TMZ recently caught up with Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, and asked him about working with Durst. Gushed Travolta (transcript via Metal Injection):

“Maybe my favorite experience I’ve had. He’s so generous, and such an artist and he allowed me to create a character that no one else would allow, I mean, it’s really a wild character and I felt very free to do that.”

Travolta continued:

“[Durst gave me] a lot of leeway. I had great ideas and he had already edited this film in his imagination, so he knows how he’s going to put it together, so he knew how to let me free within a boundary.”

Given the list of legendary directors with whom Travolta has worked — people like Brian DePalma and Quentin Tarantino and Mike Nichols — one might be tempted to freak out about Travolta calling Durst “my favorite experience I’ve ever had” (we’re giving him the benefit of the doubt and assuming he meant this has been his favorite experience making a movie, not, like, his favorite experience doing anything ever). But don’t toss your cookies. Remember: this is also the dude who thought Battlefield Earth was a good idea.

So. Yeah.

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