You're working with Carly Rae Jepsen. What'd you think of her last album because I thought it was one of the best of the year.
I do too; I couldn’t believe that she wasn't nominated for a Grammy. We did a promo shoot in November, and the first thing I said to her was, “I am not ashamed to say it, I’ll say it to everybody, I have been listening to your album non-stop since I got it, it is so great.”
How are you putting your own personal spin on such an iconic character?
I’m an actor that believes you should watch the greats do it, so I’ve watched Travolta’s performance, and I’m blown away by the subtlety he’s able to incorporate. At the same time, he’s tough and vulnerable and funny and all over the place. I’ve been watching scenes and saying, “How is he doing this, what is he doing, what is he thinking?” And I’ve been trying to just think through his process in a way. No matter what, even if I tried to do exactly what he was doing, which I’m not, it’s going to be different coming out of me. I’ve been trying to make it my own, and our script is a little different than theirs, which helps.