I had no idea that John Travolta and James Gandolfini were so close, but apparently they knew each other since they were kids, when Travolta’s father sold tires to Gandolfini’s dad.
“I already miss him. I think I embarrassed him often, I would hug him or kiss him. He’s a big macho guy.”
Travolta remembering Gandolfini’s gentle spirit, “He’s such a sweet soul…He’s a real friend you’d have before you got into show business, not after.”
When Travolta lost his son in 2009, Gandolfini was there for him. Travolta reminiscing, “He was one step ahead of you, even if you didn’t ask for it. He gave it to you.”
Travolta’s plan to help James Gandolfini’s family: ““I will … help the way he did with me, when I lost my son.”
Honestly, I’m still in shock that he passed. I also think that Travolta will absolutely be there to help Gandolfini’s family. He just seems like that kind of guy.
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