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EXTRA: John Travolta talks marriage, family and new film

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Posted at 6:16 AM, Jun 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-15 23:55:34-04

GLENSIDE, Ca. (EXTRA) – John Travolta sat down with “Extra’s” Jerry Penacoli to discuss his new film “Savages” and opens up about his 20-year marriage and dealing with personal adversity.

On working with Director Oliver Stone for his new film “Savages”:

“It matters to him your performance. You don’t get that a lot. Meaning that a lot of directors are preoccupied with everything, as they should be. But he’s preoccupied with your performance. He listens to every word and every choice. And he takes it apart and wonders if it can be done differently or better.”

On keeping his marriage together:

“Well, we’ve always been stable with each other. We use our communication skills. We understand what is going on in life and in the industry.”

Coping with personal family tragedy:

“I think the toughest part was just the loss of our son and once we were able to get through that, and times we didn’t think we were going to. I think we figured we could handle anything. Everything else pales in comparison. ”

“Extra’s” exclusive interview with John Travolta airs Monday, June 18 right after CBS 6 News at 7 p.m. with Bill Fitzgerald.