The celebrated Grease actor attended the American Film Institute’s tribute to Shirley MacLaine in El Lay on Thursday evening and even hit the stage to present.
He didn’t seem to bothered by all of his personal dramz and honored the actress with an elegant speech, which will air on TV Land on June 24. While praising her “presence,” Travolta told the A-list crowd:
“Several years ago, Warren Beatty was talking about a young actress. And I said to him, ‘What was she like?’ And he said, ‘She filled the room with presence like I’ve never seen before.’ And I said, “You know your sister, Shirley? She fills the room with presence.’ She fills the world with presence like no one I’ve ever seen before. And that’s my Shirley. And I love you.”
He probably wanted to get in and out as fast as possible to avoid the inevitable question from his peers. “So, uh, John…is it true what they’re saying about you?”
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