ET's Mark Steines sits down with John Travolta for a candid interview during which the actor talks about his passion for flying, his New Jersey roots and his shopping trip last week for longtime pal Kirstie Alley's birthday.
When Mark mentions he's known John for a long time but never had the chance to fly with him, the star said he would welcome the chance. John said generally people seem to be very comfortable with him in the pilot's seat and that he's known for his smooth landings, which he calls "artistic." He says the way he lands and "greases" the ground is unique. He also shares some tips on how he avoids jet lag.
The actor says he always wanted to become a pilot, but by age 12 was already on track as a professional actor and knew that if he stayed on this path, he had a job set for him. He also said that by sticking with dancing, acting and singing, he could pay for aviation school and planes in the future. "I'm very proud of my achievement as an aviator."
John shares that his mom was a theater teacher and had always told the kids to stop using the accents. But he says what's funny is that he ended up being nominated for Academy Awards because of his "blended accent."
As for whether John will join the slew of other celebs to guest star on "Glee," he told Mark, "They've asked. ... It's the thing that when I do musicals I train for six to nine months, up to a year. I really have a criteria or pride. ... I would wanna knock em' dead, and I don't think I can in a week."
He tells Mark about his continuing friendship with Kirstie Alley, who John says is quite the decorator and has even designed part of his homes. Watch the video to find out more about the star's shopping trip with Kirstie and to learn her favorite gift from John!