John Travolta, 60, admitted he’s been aware of his own mortality 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 Savages star 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 bulls**t.” 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.”