John Travolta's digital makeover
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 February 2010
John Travolta asked bosses on his new film 'From Paris With Love' to digitally alter pictures of himself showing new hairstyles before agreeing to change his appearance for the movie
John Travolta made himself look bald in photographs before he would shave his head.
The actor - who was forced to chop off his locks and grow a goatee beard for his role in 'From Paris with Love' - asked director Pierre Morel to show him digitally-altered images before agreeing to adopt a new look.
He said: "Pierre and I did a superimposed-type - what do you call it when you?"
Pierre answered: "We did a Photoshop thing. We tried to erase John's hair, we did different types of goatees. We did a little chemistry before."
However, even though the 55-year-old actor was pleased with the results, he had to wait for permission from writer-and-producer Luc Besson before he was allowed to get rid of his trademark hairstyle.
John explained to Cinema Blend: "Then we had to get approval from Luc, of course!
"And Luc loved it right away, but, you see, you're right. Film is a visual medium."
John recently admitted he is thinking of keeping his new look after it proved to be a hit with his female fans, including wife Kelly Preston.
He said: "It was quite a radical look for me and I was a little concerned about what people might think. Not only did Kelly like it but they did an on-line survey and 99 per cent of people preferred it to my usual look. I might just go bald and bearded full-time from now on."